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Spreading Colors of Joy to the Life of our Patients

In collaboration with Nelson Paints, the Psychosocial Team of the Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) transformed the Daycare Room of the Korangi Campus’ Pediatric Complex with its bright colors. Pediatric Oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy spend the day in the Daycare. Cancer treatment is draining and more so for children, which is why the hospital environment becomes overwhelming for them. The Psychosocial Team arranged a painting activity to make the Daycare more colorful to deal with this. The “under the sea” theme was chosen after the children voted for it. With the help of volunteers, a 10-hour long activity took place on December 19, 2021, to paint the room. The volunteers also hung hand-painted sea creatures on the ceiling. The next day when the patients arrived at the Daycare Room, their reaction was heart-warming. They were shocked, happy, excited, and awe of the whole transformation. The children said they felt as if they were

DR. BARI HONORED WITH NAIMAT ULLAH KHAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), was honored with the Naimat Ullah Khan Lifetime Achievement Award by the Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKFP) in recognition of his philanthropic efforts with Indus. Muhammad Abdus Shakoor, President, AKFP, and Syed Ihsan Ullah Waqas, Senior Vice President, AFKP, presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Bari at its 6th Annual Youth Gathering Event on December 18, 2021. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the youth movement’s effort towards creating a better Pakistan for all through community work, volunteerism, and other measures. An awards ceremony was held at the end of the event, where several distinguished individuals were acknowledged for their contributions to the people of Pakistan. Accolades received over the years Dr. Bari’s list of achievements grows with each passing day, as the Government of Pakistan and multiple organizations acknowledge Indus’ influence in reshaping Pakistan’s healthcare sector. He has received awards

Habib Oil Mills Donates PKR 15 Million for the Pediatric Cancer Ward for the New Hospital Building

Habib Oil Mills generously donated PKR 15 million for a 6-bed ward bay in the Pediatric Cancer Unit for the new hospital building under construction at Korangi, Karachi. The cheque was presented to Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, Indus Hospital & Health Network by Mr. Moeed ul Hassan, MD, Habib Oil Mills during an event organized by Habib Oil Mills. Thanking HOM for its generosity, Dr. Bari said, “We believe that only through collaboration and synergizing our efforts can we complete the new hospital in time so that we can serve millions of more patients.” Mr. Moeed ul Hassan while appreciating the efforts of Indus Hospital & Health Network said, “It is a happy moment for us at HOM to be a part of Indus and hopefully many children will be treated and bring joy to their families.” The childhood cancer ward will be in memory of HOM’s Ex-Managing Director, (Late) Mr. Tanveer

WHO ACKNOWLEDGES IHHN’S STUDY ON COVID-19 RESEARCH

Researchers at The Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus, Karachi, conducted a cohort study during the first wave of COVID-19 from March to June 2020 in order to estimate in-hospital mortality and its determinants among COVID-19 patients. The study — published in the esteemed PLOS One medical journal in May 2021, was among the first reports on in-hospital mortality among COVID-19 patients from Pakistan. It has received acclaim and acknowledgment from the international community. An exhaustive history, examination, and review of patient charts was done to record the details of the patients affected by the deadly virus. The results of this study were expected to guide local physicians in identifying high-risk patients and guide their management. The study described patient demographics, clinical and laboratory features, and response to therapeutic strategies. Final outcomes were also reported, including in-hospital mortality. The study was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), who inducted the IHHN research data

The Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus Honored with Prestigious 11th Annual Fire and Safety Award

The Indus Hospital & Health Network’s (IHHN) commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for its patients and faculty alike has garnered widespread recognition. The Korangi Campus was honored with the prestigious 11th Annual Fire and Safety Award 2021 in the field of fire and safety. On December 9, 2021, the ceremony took place at the Marriot Hotel, Karachi. The Sindh Government’s Secretary of Transport presented the award to IHHN. The Korangi Campus is registered with the National Forum for Environment Health (NFEP) and Fire Protection Association of Pakistan (FPAP) to ensure compliance with established safety regulations, which resulted in the NFEP and FPAP touring the campus. They got a firsthand account of the safety codes in place and were given briefings, a presentation with Safety and Security Management, record verifications, and ground validation of fire safety deployed equipment and systems. IHHN’s vision of preserving a sound environment made a lasting

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