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Second cohort of the Diploma in Infection Control Graduated

The second cohort of the one-year Diploma in Infection Control graduated on July 12, 2019. The one of its kind program, where students could attend the program in-class or online, was initiated by the Infection Control Department at Indus Hospital in 2017. The program aimed to train healthcare professionals to lead and implement a comprehensive infection prevention and control strategies in integrated healthcare facilities. This year the program was simultaneously conducted at Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus in Karachi and at Indus Hospital, Manawan Campus in Lahore, and only male and female staff nurses participated in the course. A total of 45 students, out of which 12 nurses in Karachi and 33 nurses in Lahore, received their Diplomas at the two ceremonies held in both cities. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, Indus Health Network, presented the certificates in Karachi and Dr. Khalid Mehmood, Director, Hepatitis and Infection Control presented at TIH Manawan Campus, Lahore. With

Blood Bank at Civil Hospital, Thatta now functional under the management of Indus Hospital

Government of Sindh under the public-private partnership mandate commissioned the Regional Blood Center (RBC) at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro with six associated Hospital-based Blood Banks (HBB) in September 2018 to the Indus Hospital (TIH). Out of the six, three blood banks have been functional in Jamshoro, Hyderabad and Badin. Recently the fourth Blood Bank at Civil Hospital in Thatta, a 188-bed hospital with an annual estimated loads of more than 6,000 bags per year, was operationalised by TIH. With this the RBC, Jamshoro has become the only Center across Pakistan with four operational blood banks in a short period of one year. The RBC, Jamshoro and its associated Blood Banks also aims at mobilizing the public towards 100% voluntary blood donations. The RBC and the associated Blood Banks works on The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) 128 standards with a traceability through bar code. FDA

WHO Mission, Meets IHN’s Quality and Monitoring Team

Proposed Collaboration Aims at Transforming IHN into a Patient-Safety-Friendly Facility Karachi July 10, 2019 Indus Health Network (IHN) take ‘Quality and patient Safety’ as a strategic priority and takes up every possible opportunity to improve upon its quality standards. WHO Regional Advisor Dr. Letaief Mondher; Dr. Jamal Nasher; Dr. Zulfiqar Khan; Dr. Bassim Zayed; Dr. Donna Forsyth from National Health Services England, Dr. Mathew Neilsen; and Ms Afifa Baloch met Dr. Fozia Asif,QIPS IHN; Dr. Mirza Basit Baig , Executive Director, Quality and Monitoring Directorate IHN; and Dr. Ashar Alam, Medical Director, TIH . The mission visited Pakistan in order to develop National Quality Policy and Strategy (NQPS) and to transform a few of public and private health facilities into patient-safety-friendly hospitals through WHO’s flagship Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI). The general objective of the mission is to support development and implementation of a Quality and Patient Safety programme, in Pakistan. The mission shall