Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital (RTEH) has initiated Vascular Interventional Services in the lower Punjab region to help the underserved population of Muzaffargarh and adjoining cities and towns. Interventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. It helps diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques to minimize risk and improve health outcomes. The procedure has less risk, pain, and a shorter recovery time in comparison to open surgery. Dr. Asim Ali, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, RTEH helped set up the new sub-specialty. The RTEH is a 400-bed tertiary care hospital established under a public-private partnership between the Indus Health Network and the Government of Punjab. During 2019-2020, 1.8 million patients have benefitted from the hospital while nearly 49,000 people have benefited from radiology services.
Despite the unpredictable events of 2020, Indus Health Network’s international affiliations actively participated in awareness campaigns and fundraising events for the Network to support the mission of providing quality healthcare free of cost. Our international affiliates; USA, UK, UAE, Canada, and Australia, held multiple engagements activities in the past three months to promote volunteerism in the youth and to keep our donors involved. All the international affiliates took part in multiple digital campaigns to increase the brand resonance of The Indus Hospital and Health Network. Some campaigns that were initiated in the last three months were; Qurbani Campaign, Independence Day of Pakistan – Indus Hero’s campaign, International Day of Charity campaign, and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign. All the campaigns promoted the act of giving back to the community, especially in this extremely hard time for the healthcare sector of Pakistan. In London, Indus Health Network, UK, organized an exclusive golf
Dr. Naseem Salahuddin, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, The Indus Hospital, and “Rabies Free Pakistan” campaign, was honored to address the United Against Rabies (UAR) forum on Tuesday. The Director Generals of World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other international speakers also addressed the forum. The objective of the online webinar in Geneva was to formulate a Global Strategic Plan to end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030. “To make rabies elimination a reality by 2030, we need all sectors to join forces – National and Local governments of both human and animal health, research, industry, private sector, and civil society, to eliminate rabies in Pakistan”, Dr. Naseem said while addressing the forum. “My personal struggle with rabies elimination in Pakistan goes back to over two decades. It started with the National Institute of Health (NIH), advising them to
Approximately, 100-120 children are diagnosed with cancer every month at The Indus Hospital, Karachi, alone. These children belong to different regions of Pakistan. At times, families from Afghanistan and Iran also travel all the way to Karachi for the treatment of their children. In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Paediatric Psycho-social Department arranged an inspirational activity, ‘The Garden of Hope,’ to spread awareness about childhood cancer. In this activity, 100 symbolic figures were placed at the garden area inside the Korangi campus, to represent each suffering child and their hope towards every one of us. The figures were colored in gold to represent the symbol of childhood cancer. The participants of the activity wrote inspirational messages on the gold figures before placing them in the garden to show their support for the survivors. The activity was attended by CEO, Indus Hospital, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, COO, Dr. Wasif Shahzad, Executive Director, Medical Services, Dr. Muhammad Shamvil
The Indus Hospital, in its continuous progress as an organization in putting patient safety as its top priority, is taking dynamic steps towards the advancement of safety for their patients and employees, alike. Several initiatives are in line with the fulfillment of the mission and vision of safer care to patients. In our journey towards quality care and patient safety, we are striving to embrace international standards in healthcare delivery that will depict our commitment to maintain reliability in healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled huge challenges and risks that health workers are facing globally including, healthcare-associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness, and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm. Hence, the World Patient Safety Day 2020 theme for this year by the World Health Organization is “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety” On