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The Indus Hospital Organizes a Walk-a-Cause to Commemorate World Disability Day

The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s Physical Rehabilitation Center organized a walk-a-cause to celebrate the International Day of Person with Disabilities (IDPD). Walk-a-cause was organized at the Sea View on December 10, 2017. The day was initiated by the United Nations in 1992 and this year’s theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.” Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, the Indus Health Network, Dr. Amin Chinoy, Executive Director, Physical and Rehabilitation Directorate, and patients along with hundreds of people participated in the walk. While talking to the participants, Dr. Amin Chinoy, Executive Director, Physical and Rehabilitation Directorate, the Indus Hospital said,”Indus Hospital’s only objective is to help people in living a healthy life even if they can’t afford expensive medical treatments. Road accidents, polio, diabetes and other diseases can hamper one’s ability to walk or perform their normal activities. We want people with disabilities to live normal and healthy lives.” Sixteen

First Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation at The Indus Hospital

Breakthrough in Pakistan’s Medical History The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s cardiac surgery team has successfully operated a 15 year old patient for a complicated cardiac condition. It was a specialized surgery which was done for the first time in Pakistan. The minimally invasive surgery was performed at the Indus Hospital, Korangi. Dr. Arjumand Shauq, Cardiac Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK and Dr. Mehnaz Atiq, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon performed the surgery. Fifteen-years-old Fatima belongs to a lower middle class family. Her father is a rickshaw driver who can barely meet his daily expenses. Fatima had a congenital multiple cardiac condition. She had a hole in her heart and was missing a pulmonary valve along with the deformed main pulmonary artery. Fatima was operated when she was just two and a half years old. She went through an open heart surgery in 2014. During that procedure a tissue valve was implanted. The hole

Super Specialist ENT Surgeon Performs Free Cochlear Implant Surgeries at The Indus Hospital

The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s ENT department is conducting middle ear and cochlear implants surgeries for free. TIH’s ENT team is being headed by two UK-based ENT surgeons: Dr. Haroon Khan, ENT Surgeon, Manchester, UK and Dr. Noweed Ahmad, Medicolegal Expert & Consultant ENT Surgeon, UK. Dr. Haroon Ahmed founded a UK-based charity International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA) in 2001. The purpose was to serve Pakistanis who don’t have access to quality healthcare. IMRA started its operations in Pakistan from Mirpur Khas in 2008 where they have performed 400 middle ear surgeries so far. In 2009, TIH approached Dr. Haroon to start these surgeries here. Dr. Haroon said, “According to a rough estimate in Pakistan, six to eight newborn babies out of every 1000 live births suffer from complete or partial deafness. I’ve always been concerned with the healthcare situation in Pakistan and want to pay back to my society. So I initiated

Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebrated at The Indus Hospital, Korangi

According to an estimate childhood cancers account for only about 1% of all cases. However, absence of nation-wide cancer data makes it impossible to find the actual number of children suffering with cancer. Due to the lack of treatment facilities, half of the children are unable to receive medical care. Experts revealed these facts at the Indus Hospital while celebrating the Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Day on November 25, 2017. Psychosocial Department of the Indus Hospital organized the event in collaboration with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. The day was celebrated at Indus Hospital’s Korangi campus along with the Staff and Management of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. The first part of the event had different activities to entertain children which included: magic show; puppet show; juggling show; Art competition; ring and racing game; poem & singing competition and a special Origami (Japanese paper art) session by Mr. Masato Kikuchi

Indus Health Network Signs Two MoUs With Karachi’s Local Government

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Indus Hospital signed an MoU on Friday to carry out joint efforts to control T.B and Rabies in the city. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and CEO of Indus Hospital Dr Abdul Bari Khan signed the document on behalf of their organization in a meeting held in the KMC Building. Mayor Karachi said a sum of Rs 20 million has been earmarked in the current budget to carry out campaign on control of rabies and to provide vaccine to affected patients. He expressed concern over the rapid spread of tuberculosis and report of more cases of dog biting in Karachi and pledged to fight against it with the cooperation of experts from Indus Hospital. He said industrial zones have more complaints of dog biting incidents however this should be dealt with use of latest scientific techniques. He said an special ward to cure T.B patients will be set up