The ICON 2016, 3rdÂ biennial conference, was a 2 day event held at the Karachi Marriot hotel from January 23rdÂ to January 24th, 2016. The conference carried the tag line Quality care â€“ a right, not a privilege. The conference was chaired by Professor Dr. Syed Kamran Ahmed, and Dr. M. Fareeduddin and Ms. Anila Jamshed served as conference secretaries. Dr. Altaf Ahmed and Dr. Sadaf Saeed chaired and co-chaired the Scientific Committee of ICON 2016, respectively. Along with the conference, pre-conference workshops were held from 16thÂ to 21stÂ January to convey skills.
Younis Khan visited The Indus Hospital in November 2015 for a MoU signing. The occasion signified the cricketerâ€™s support and collaboration with the hospital in helping the poor and the needy, as well his own personal conviction to support the people of Pakistan. The cricketer upheld Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbalâ€™s vision for the nation and said he would do everything to bring it into reality. He further mentioned those suffering in the earth quake and flood stricken regions of the country and their need for an institution such as the Indus Hospital. He applauded the Indus hospitalâ€™s intention to start a branch in the region. He graced the occasion with visits to the childrenâ€™s ward, taking photos with some of the young patients. Later he presented his bat to the hospital, mentioning to the media his own sister was afflicted with cancer and died without being able to find
The Indus hospital expansion event at Avari tower hosted a range of media outlets and discussed its expansion campaign. Notably the Phase I expansion campaign was elaborated on, a push that will take up the current 150 bed facility to 996 beds. The Phase I expansion plan is set to competition by 2018.Â The hosts reiterated on Indus hospitalâ€™s commitment to provide quality health care to all, absolutely free of cost. The hospitalâ€™s current impact is 2000 monthly in-patients (those who need to be admitted to the hospital), and 21,000 out-patients or almost 1000 daily visits. The Phase I expansion plan to 996 beds will take capacity up to 3000+ daily visits. The final Phase II expansion plan will take capacity up to 1800 beds by 2024.