Yearly Archives: 2019

Breastfeeding can help save 800,000 lives every year universally

Children who are breastfed have reduced risk of acute and chronic illness and improved cognitive outcomes, resulting in higher educational achievement and earning potential compared with non-breastfed children. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for six months, including initiation within the first hour of life, and that they are continue to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Breastfeeding can help save 800,000 lives every year universally. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from

Building Capacity in Childhood Cancer Care

The Department of Nursing at The Indus Hospital bi-annually hosts a two-week course in Paediatric Oncology Nursing. Each year local and international participants attend the course to build their knowledge and capacity in managing children with cancer by improving their skills and learning new techniques and methodologies to administer medications and chemotherapy drugs, nutrition, nursing care and psychological support.

Indus Health Network Launches state-of-the-art Biosafety Level 3 laboratory

Karachi, Pakistan July 25, 2019 Pakistan’s premier health services institution, Indus Health Network (IHN) inaugurated a new Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory facility in Korangi, Karachi on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The BSL-3 laboratory is one of the largest in Pakistan, with experienced staff that have been well-trained in Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and biosafety practices. It has been built to meet international specifications, and TB diagnosis are conducted according to the World Health Organization and other international guidelines. Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister

San Diego Zoo Kids TV Begins Broadcasting at Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television adventure channel, has begun broadcasting at The Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. San Diego Zoo Kids is an innovative television channel with programs produced primarily for medical facilities that serve pediatric patients and their families. San Diego Zoo Kids’ programming provides family friendly, animal-oriented stories that are both entertaining and educational.

Second cohort of the Diploma in Infection Control Graduated

The second cohort of the one-year Diploma in Infection Control graduated on July 12, 2019. The one of its kind program, where students could attend the program in-class or online, was initiated by the Infection Control Department at Indus Hospital in 2017. The program aimed to train healthcare professionals to lead and implement a comprehensive infection prevention and control strategies in integrated healthcare facilities. This year the program was simultaneously conducted at Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus in Karachi and at Indus Hospital,

Blood Bank at Civil Hospital, Thatta now functional under the management of Indus Hospital

Government of Sindh under the public-private partnership mandate commissioned the Regional Blood Center (RBC) at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro with six associated Hospital-based Blood Banks (HBB) in September 2018 to the Indus Hospital (TIH). Out of the six, three blood banks have been functional in Jamshoro, Hyderabad and Badin. Recently the fourth Blood Bank at Civil Hospital in Thatta, a 188-bed hospital with an annual estimated loads of more than 6,000 bags per year, was

WHO Mission, Meets IHN’s Quality and Monitoring Team

Proposed Collaboration Aims at Transforming IHN into a Patient-Safety-Friendly Facility Karachi July 10, 2019 Indus Health Network (IHN) take ‘Quality and patient Safety’ as a strategic priority and takes up every possible opportunity to improve upon its quality standards. WHO Regional Advisor Dr. Letaief Mondher; Dr. Jamal Nasher; Dr. Zulfiqar Khan; Dr. Bassim Zayed; Dr. Donna Forsyth from National Health Services England, Dr. Mathew Neilsen; and Ms Afifa Baloch met Dr. Fozia Asif,QIPS IHN; Dr. Mirza Basit Baig , Executive Director, Quality and