On March 26, 2019, World TB Day was celebrated at The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi. Pakistan has one of the highest burden of TB in the world, with over 500,000 new cases, and over 35,000 deaths annually. TB is an airborne disease and is linked with the lack of understanding, overcrowding, and malnutrition.
For the outstanding contribution and selfless service to change the paradigm of the provision of quality healthcare across Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, Indus Health Network, was conferred the second highest civilian award – Hilal-e-Imtiaz by Dr Arif Alvi, President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on March 23, 2019 at the investiture ceremony held at the President’s House in Islamabad.
The Indus Hospital has become the only health facility in Karachi to use minimally invasive technique to treat osteoid osteoma (bone tumor). A team of radiologists lead by Dr Kashif Shazlee, Chair Imaging Services, Indus Hospital, Karachi recently performed Microwave Abalation Procedure on two young patients to treat the benign tumor of the bone.
Employee Engagement Programme is an integral component of the Human Resource Department of The Indus Hospital whereby efforts are made to engage employees outside the work environment for recreational activities. Following the cricket fever around the nation, Indus launched its first cricket tournament – Indus Super League in February 2019.
Critical Mass Karachi and the Indus Hospital Join Hands to Raise Awareness about Paediatric Cancer The Indus Hospital (TIH) organised a bicycling event in order to raise awareness about paediatric cancer in Pakistan. A team of cycling enthusiasts from Critical Mass Karachi joined hands with TIH. The event took place on March 3, 2019 at Moin Khan Academy, Karachi.
“In Pakistan, annually, approximately 8000 children – under the age of 18 years – are diagnosed with cancer. At present, we have only 13 centres for paediatric cancer care”, alarmed Dr. Shamvil Ashraf, Executive Director, Medical Services; and Senior Consultant, Paediatric Oncology, Indus Health Network (IHN). Dr Ashraf was addressing the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) at the Indus Hospital (TIH) on February 15, 2019. ICCD is celebrated globally. It was started in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI). ICCD is