Showing posts with label Hospitals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hospitals. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Provincial Health Minister Confirmed 4 dengue fever cases

Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sagheer Ahmad has confirmed that four cases of dengue fever have been reported at two hospitals in the city.

Three dengue patients have reported at the Patel Hospital and one at the Sindh Government Hospital, Saudabad, Dr Sagheer Ahmad said on Monday.He said the dengue surveillance cell was functioning at the provincial health department with Dr Tariq Shaikh acting as its focal person.

He held out the assurance that his department was fully prepared to cope with the dengue virus in a better way than it had been done last year.

The minister said that facilities of mega unit and cell separators were being provided to the Civil Hospital Karachi, Sindh Government Qatar Hospital, People’s Medical College Hospital, Nawabshah, Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, and Ghulam Mohammad Mehar College, Sukkur. These services, he added, would be available at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Sindh Government Hospital, New Karachi, from Tuesday.

He said the city government had undertaken a fumigation campaign and hospitals had also been put on an alert.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases

The Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD), is located in Block-16,Federal B Area,Karachi, became functional on June 3, 2005. It is the second cardiac care facility of the metropolis after the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD). The institute, having 120 beds, would initially have an outpatient department (OPD).

Departments and Facilities
Orthopaedic Surgery Vascular Surgery Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Heart Transplant Neurosurgery Radiology Pulmonary and criticle care Medicine General, Vascular & Laprascopic Surgery Cronic Care Unit(CCU) & Intensive Care Unit(ICU) Pathology Pediatric Surgery

The emergency of KIHD is 20 bedded and can be extended up to 25 beds. It is a large spacious hall equipped with state of the art equipment. All the beds have ECG & BP monitors (Welch Allyn, USA), central oxygen & suction, computerized ECG machines, Defibrillator (Life Pack-20, Medtronic,
USA) with external pace maker are also available. There is a separate area for female patients.
The emergency will work round the clock. The medical and paramedical staffs are posted in 3 shifts.

The coronary care unit of KIHD is a 20 bedded unit. The CCU is also equipped with state of the art equipments. All the beds have ECG & BP monitors (Welch Allyn, USA) with some other parameters and are connected with the 3 central monitors (Welch Allyn, USA) at the nursing station.
There are central oxygen and suction lines, ECG Machines (Mortare,USA), Defibrillators (Life Pack-20, Medtronic,USA) with external pace makers and ventilators (Viasys Health Care- Bird, USA) besides other routine patient care facilities.

Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases is the first institute of cardiology of Pakistan providing separate OPD facilities for male and female patients. The entire staff of female OPD including doctors, technicians and nursing staff will be female. Both the male and female OPDs have large waiting areas, doctor’s rooms, consultant's room, ECG rooms, ETT and Echo facilities separately.

There are 3 wards each with 20 beds, Male ward I and male ward II and one ward for female patients. The private ward has 20 rooms. Each ward has been provided with ECG machine, Defibrillator with external pacemaker and other equipments.


The ECG system is of Mortara, USA providing multichannel ECG connected with a centralized computer system and accessories at predefined PC bases stations.

The Institute has a fully automated and computerize laboratory which is 4 working under the supervision of a Consultant Pathologist and qualified and trained staff. The laboratory is equipped with the following equipments:
• Chemistry Analyzer automatic - Selectra E (Netherlands)
• Chemistry Analyzer Semiautomatic - Microlab-300 (Netherlands)
• Electrolyte Analyzer - Beckman Coulter EL-ISE (USA)
• Hematology Analyzer - Beckman Coulter ACT-18 Channel (USA)
• Cougulometer - Sysmex CA-50 (Japan)
• Urine Analyzer- Urykon 300 (Germany)
• Microscope -MC-200 A, Micron (Austria)
• Sterlizer (Hot air/ oven) ED-53, Binder (Germany)
And other necessary equipments.

The x-ray department of the institute works under the supervision of a consultant radiologist. It is equipped with;
• High frequency C-Arm with fluoroscopy.
• X-Ray Machine 500 mA
• Mobile X-Ray with 100 mA
• Automatic X-ray film processor.

There are four ETT machines, one for male OPD and other for female OPD. These ETT machines are fully computerized; one is Aspel and the other are Schiller ETT Systems. The ETT labs are equipped with all the necessary equipments including defibrillators and emergency resuscitation facilities. The ETT labs will function under the supervision of a trained Registrar and experienced technician.

There are three Echo machines, one for male OPD and one for female OPD and one for paediatric OPD. These are the latest version of Toshiba Nemio 35, Xorio. The Echo lab has facilities for trans esophageal echo and stress echo also. This will function under the supervision of qualified and experienced staff. All the reports will be reviewed by a consultant before final reports are issued.

Ambulatory ECG & BP Lab
The ambulatory BP monitoring and ambulatory ECG (Holter) monitoring lab of the institute is fully equipped with latest equipment in the field. The system is fully computerized and both the systems are of Schillar.

Cath Lab
The cath lab is equipped with two latest versions of Toshiba Angiography machine (Infinix -CSi) with all accessories, including physiological monitoring system (Pruka MacLa-2000 GE, USA) and electronic injector. There is a recovery room of 3 beds attached with the Cath lab equipped with invasive monitoring system, ventilator and defibrillator.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Minister orders inquiry against hospital staff

Sindh Minister for Health Dr. Sagheer Ahmed has constituted a four-member inquiry committee to inquire alleged negligence by the staff of a private hospital in PECHS, resulting in brain paralysis of a 20-year old boy Raheel Naeem and directed the committee to submit its report within three days after thorough inquiry in the matter.
The committee will be headed by Special Secretary Health while Director General Health Services, EDO Health and THO Jamshed Town will be the members of the committee.
Minister Health said that if negligence and carelessness in the treatment of Raheel Naeem is proved in the inquiry report, stern action would be initiated against the responsible staff of the hospital. He further said that to regulate and monitor private hospitals in the province, a bill would soon be presented before the provincial assembly.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed assured Abdul Naeem, father of Raheel that the person responsible for the present condition of Raheel would not be spared. He further said that few private hospitals were continuously violating the code of ethics and are bent upon to malign a noble profession like medicines which will not be tolerated at any cost.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Federal govt suspends NICVD director, staff goes on strike: Patients suffer due to 2-hr closure

By Amar Guriro

KARACHI: The staff of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) observed a strike on Friday, making the hospital a no-go area for cardiac patients, in protest against the removal of the NICVD director by the federal government on Thursday.

The strike forced hundreds of attendants of cardiac patients, not only locals of the city but also people hailing from various parts of Sindh and Balochistan, to wait for several hours outside the biggest cardiac hospital of the city. The federal government had issued the notification for the removal of NICVD Director Dr Shahzaman Khan on Thursday, appointing the senior-most doctor of the hospital, Dr Asadullah Kundi, as the new director.

Rejecting the notification, Dr Khan refused to handover charge to the newly appointed director. Sources said that the hospital employees that favoured Khan decided to protest against his removal and issued a strike call. For more than two hours, the hospital remained closed and the protesting staff did not allow any one to enter the premises, including patients who had come to get admitted. “Yes, I have still not handed over the charge, as most of the professors and hospital staff want to see me as director, but I did not manage the protest, it is a false allegation against me,” said former NICVD Director Dr Shahzaman Khan.

Upon being contacted, he told this scribe that he does not practice favoritism amongst his staff members. “All of them are my staff and I don’t discriminate between them,” he said.

NICVD is the biggest cardiac hospital with a capacity of 360 beds, however, in reality, the hospital has actually managed to accommodate more than 400 beds. It has three medical, one surgical, one pediatric ward, three coronary care units, one surgical intensive care unit and one Emergency unit with 28 beds. Hospital records reveal that the daily out-patient attendance averages 1,200 patients and an average of 250 patients are attended to in the emergency unit, out of which, around 30 patients, including 15 acute infarctions, are admitted on a daily basis.

Dr Khan further claimed that even the newly appointed director Dr Asadullah Kundi is not willing to take charge. “We conducted a meeting today and Dr Kundi said that the federal government is playing musical chairs and he does not want to be a part of the issue. Besides this, five professors are leaving on Saturday to meet with federal health secretary to negotiate the cancellation of my removal orders,” he said.

To a question, he admitted that he was not the most senior in the seniority list but he was appointed as the hospital director. “I am not getting any extra money for this position, I did a lot of work during my tenure and I am planning to start a new 100-bed ward, for which, I had told the federal government that if they cannot finance the project, I will manage the Rs 400 million for the construction of the ward. In such conditions, my removal is not fair,” he added.

Dr Khan also alleged that the ruling PPP government wants to appoint Dr Liaqutallah Cheema as the director of the hospital. (DT)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Importants Hospital & Clinics in Karachi

AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALStadium Road, P.O. Box 3500Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 493-0051

AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: CLIFTON CLINICScheme #5, Block 2, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 925-0051, 582-2801

AUSTRALIAN CONCEPT INFERTILITY MEDICAL CENTER32-A, Rojhan StreetBlock 5, Kehkashan, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 586-2353, 586-2367
CLIFTON CLINICSF-175/1, Block 5, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 537-2660, 537-2661

D.H.A. CLINIC38-A, 10th Street at Khayaban-e-RahatPhase 6, D.H.A.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 534-4201, 534-4202

HEALTH CARE HOSPITALDefencePlot # 140, 17th East StreetMain Korangi RoadPhase 1, D.H.A.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 531-1691North NazimabadD-9, Block A, North NazimabadKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 667-4494

INSTITUTE OF ORTHOPEDICS & SURGERY187-C, Block 2, P.E.C.H.S.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 431-5407, 431-5408

KARACHI NATIONAL HOSPITAL: KIDNEY TRANSPLANT & ENDOSCOPY CENTER239, J.M. 2, Amil Colony, M.A. Jinnah RoadKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 225-9987, 225-1587

MAHAR MEDICAL CENTERF-50 A, Block 4, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 586-3201, 537-6185

MEDICAL & ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATES9th Commercial Lane, ZamzamaPhase 5, D.H.A.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21)

MUALIJ CONSULTANCY CLINICS154-M, Block 2, P.E.C.H.S.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 455-2147, 455-2157

OMI HOSPITAL89/1, Depot LinesKarachi, Pakistan. Tel: (92-21) 225-8075, 225-8076

PARKLANE HOSPITAL56 Old CliftonKarachi, Pakistan. Tel: (92-21) 583-2092UAN: 111-222-911

SOUTH CITY HOSPITALSt-1, Shahrah-e-FirdousiBlock 3, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 586-2301, 586-2302

TABBA HEART INSTITUTEStreet 1, Federal "B" Area, Block 2Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 681-1841, 681-1850 UAN: 111-884-884

ALTAMASH INSTITUTE OF DENTAL MEDICINESt-2B, Shahrah-e-FirdousiBlock 3, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 587-4070, 587-4071

ALVI DENTAL HOSPITAL23-B, Sindhi Muslim SocietyKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 452-4371, 452-4372

GURZ DENTAL1A, Sana Arcade, 3rd Avenue, Park LaneBlock 5, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 536-3545, 541-8711

DR. MITHA'S DENTAL PRACTICE - ESPECIALLY FOR KIDSMezzanine #1, 11-C, 9th Commercial Lane, ZamzamaPhase 5, D.H.A.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 583-2633, 537-6715

DR. SALMAN'S ORTHODONTIC & DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY CENTREGround Floor49-B/1, Miran Shah RoadMuhammad Ali Housing SocietyKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 455-9369, 455-9375

DR. SARWAT & ASSOCIATES549-C, Street 7Badar Commercial Area, Saba AvenuePhase 5, D.H.A.Karachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 534-7281, 534-7282 UAN: 111-764-537 (111-SMILES)

LASERLINE COSMODERMA CLINICG-4/1, KehkashanScheme 5, KDABlock 9, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 586-4959, 586-4970

LASERSOFT - THE SKIN CLINICPlot 2, Street 2Block 9, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 537-1560, 542-7009

COSMETIC SURGERY & LIPOSCULPTURE CLINICLaserline Clinic, Main Clifton RoadII Talwar, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 583-3808

HAIR CLUBPark Towers, Office WingNo. 216, Second FloorShahrah-e-Firdousi, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 583-8429, 583-3050UAN: 111-786-424

INTERNATIONAL LASER HAIR TRANSPLANTPark Towers, Office WingNo. 213, Second FloorShahrah-e-Firdousi, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.UAN: 111-424-737 (111-HAIR-DR)

LASER INN AESTHETIC SURGERY CENTREPark Towers, Office WingNo. 215, Second FloorShahrah-e-Firdousi, CliftonKarachi, Pakistan.Tel: (92-21) 587-9131, 587-9154