Major Uzair Khan, Assistant Manager, Safety and Security Department, Indus Health Network has recently been appointed as the Chair for Europe and Middle East Region for International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS). IAHSS is a leading international organization which is solely devoted for healthcare security, safety and emergency management. It has 11 regions worldwide. Major Khan has been serving IHN since 2017. He is a trained and experienced security/ administration professional. He has vast experience in providing and managing security services in hostile environments and private institutions. Along with IAHSS, he is also associated with Association of Professionals in Safety and Security (APSS).
The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi conducted an awareness session on ‘Palliative and End-of-Life Care – The Islamic Perspective’, on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Renowned religious scholar, Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani was the keynote speaker. Palliative care is not just for the end of life, patient may receive palliative care earlier in illness while they are still receiving other therapies to treat the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of both patient and the family. Dignity of the patient is imperative. Dr. Shamvil Ashraf, Medical Director, Indus Health Network opened the session and welcomed Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. He briefed the audience about the concepts of palliative and end-of-life care and said, “Since compassionate care is part of TIH’s mission and vision, therefore, we put a lot of emphasis on Palliative and end-of-life care. “ Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani enlightened the audience about the religious perspective of medical care and compassion. He said,
The Indus Hospital has conducted a community engagement program on April 21, 2018, for its Cochlear Implant (CI) patients and their families. The patients remain in contact with the CI team for at least three years, therefore, it’s important to have cordial relationship with them. The purpose of the event was to introduce the team and program’s objectives to the audience. The session also provided an excellent platform to the parents for expressing their suggestions and questions directly to the team. The program resulted in formation of a strong community of CI patients and families that could rely on each other for support and guidance. 30 CI patients and their families attended the program. Dr. Anjum Naveed, Head of ENT Department delivered the keynote message. Dr. Rabia Mansoor Khan, CI Program Manager introduced the speech and language, audiology, ENT clinical and surgical, psychology and Program teams. The team informed that an
Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, Sindh Health Secretary and Mr. Wolfgang Moellers from KfW Development Bank, inaugurated a state of the art regional blood center in Jamshoro in collaboration with The Indus Hospital. The Jamshoro Blood Centers was among the 10 Regional Blood Centers developed with the German government grant of Rs. 2 Billion (15 million Euro) through KfW as part of the establishment of a nationwide network of 10 modern blood centers and up-gradation of 59 existing hospital-based blood banks all over the country in the first phase of the Safe Blood Transfusion Project (SBTP). The second phase of the Project, the scope and coverage will be expanded with continued Germen support of Rs. 1.3 Billion (10 million Euro). In Sindh, four RBCs one each in Sukkur, Nawabshah, Jamshoro and Karachi have been developed and 24 hospital blood banks provided new blood storage equipment with German grant of Rs. 600 million (5.2
Since April 2018, Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology is being used for identifying Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses on every single donor in addition to CLIA which was already being performed. Thus fulfilling FDA (USA) requirement for donor screening.