Civil Hospital, Karachi – A milestone

Civil hospital Karachi (CHK) will be the first hospital in Pakistan to use endoluminal ultrasound for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer of liver, pancreas, stomach, gall bladder and other related duct diseases as announced by Prof. Saeed qureshi, Head of surgery Unit 6, CHK.
Few private and government hospitals have used this technology earlier but then it was for one or two organs only. Medical experts will be trained by video for live operations.

Now these diseases can be diagnosed and treated without common open surgery and since CHK is a government hospital let’s hope that the poor will also be able to get diagnosis and treatment through latest technology.

11 Comments so far

  1. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    thats very nice!

    Dr.Adeeb Rizvi is also ding great work in SIUT.

    We should do whatever we can to help & encourage them!

    just to point put that in SIUT they treat the poor for free and charge the wealthy! i think that approach has kept them floating all these years. and without the generous donations of the people that would have been impossible.

    i just hop that they make CHK, JPMC autonomous like SIUT otherwise i can’t c how the govt can continue such costly treatment….

    great this are possible only if we have people like Prof.Adeeb. just imagine if all those years , not to forget the money from the people in the form of donations, back we was not given the autonomy & freedom. to setup the SIUT then the urology deptt of civil hospital would still have consisted of a few filthy beds.

    i have ben there a couple of time with an uncle who neede treatment for postrate cancer and i can tell u firt hand what a great job thse people are doing there.

    i was surprised and bit shocked to find all the doctrors, esp seniors, still present and working inthe evening.

    in JPMC and CHK other deptss they close shop around 12noon, if that has changed in the last few years then i stand corected!


  2. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

    just to add one more thing.

    the doctors there are paid very well and that is why they do not have to do private practice to support their families and they are present there tilllate in the evening /nite.

    they could not have sustained this for so many years without paying the doctors handsomely!

    other hosdpitals should also take note if they have to improve. you cannot expect a junoir doctor to work for 10 hours on for as little as PKR 6000 or so. They also have to take care of their families.

    a very close relative works there as a doctor in SIUT and their pay is quite reasonable as compared to CHK/JPMC/…etc before joining SIUT his pay was around 6 -7 K for 1st 2 years or so.

    so it’s almost criminal that young doctors get so little pay so we should expect the pathetic level of services in govt. hospitals……otherwise it’s almost hypocritical to shout negative stuff about it!


  3. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    senior doctors in SIUT are payed a 6 figure salary and they deserve every penny of it. just look how they have made it a world class institute!


  4. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

    We need to improve in terms of latest technology and experience in using those technology in many fields, and in medical too.
    I know that many doctors in US who or of Pak. origin they are simply the best in the world and are doing excellent job.
    Pak. should invest some money to call them and ask them to give some training to our doctors.

    Yah Ahmed, I agree with you that doctors should be paid enough salary so that they dont have to do private practice same as it applies to teachers also, and as you said about SIUT,
    I think they should be greatly appreciated for the kind of work they are doing for the poor.

    @Unaiza, nice post.


  5. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

    ofcourse there is no doubt that teachers,\police….etc all deserve better pays to improve their performance, no just doctors!

    just to ppoint out one thing\about the teaching/education sector. the prof sahab responsible for the higher eduction ministry *(he is a scientist..iam forgetting his name)) he has increased the higher eduction budget (ofcourse with mushi’s help:) has been increaed to many billion of pak rupees, befor him it was i think less then a billion.

    hundred’s of young engineers…have been sent abroad for phd…many many friends who were in univ. with me are now abroad for phd. one is moscow, one in chicage, on in malaysia….etc

    many many pakistani’s phd’s working aboroad have been hired to teach in pakistani universities.. with excellent packages ofcourse..

    so i guess things are going in the right direction…

    iam not a supporter of the present party in the centre but i think this mushi steup should continue for at least a decade. of course with a semblence of democracy:))

    just think if malaysia did not have mahatir for almost 2 decades, with his iron fisted rule, it would never have been where it is today. he has single handedly made it a developed country!!

    so iam willing to give up a few of my liberties for stability and well being of pakistan…


  6. Ahmad (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    “i am not a supporter of the present party in the centre but i think this mushi steup should continue for at least a decade.”
    Mushi and puppet co govt. has already been in power for 7 years..the performance of Dr. Atta ur Rahman is absolutely commendable but rest of mushi’s policies are destructive. For instance, primary education performance is pathetic. The policies of HEC and success is only because a sincere and able person is in command. With all powers in his hand, why is mushi reluctant to fire ministers with poor performance is a matter of concern.


  7. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    deifinitily ministers who are not performing well should be fired….etc

    what i wanted to point out was that this part of the world is going through such a big turmoil…just look at afg/iraq/iran…etc

    if we gofd forbid face anything similar then u all will forget the present difficulties pak is going through….

    so stability if paramount..the rest of the problems need to be solved…no doubt….iam sure the people presently in power will learn …if not then just reject them in the next election.

    if PML does not perform an gets rejected in the next election..then mushi would make a deal with PPP…..so be it but he should continue for decade…and ofcourse learn from his own mistakes and not repeat them.


  8. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    what makes me feel a bt uncomfortable about ‘mush’ ia the fact that he has ministers who are chraged by NAB…Faisal Sleh Hayat…etc and still they are working under him….

    but do u really have a viable alternative…..i mean if he goes out and the political paties come back with real power,,, would it be better or worse….judjing by previous exp i think it would be much worse

    so i guess he is the lesser eveil…


  9. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

    what makes me feel a bt uncomfortable about ‘mush’ ia the fact that he has ministers who are chraged by NAB…Faisal Saleh Hayat…etc and still they are working under him….

    but do u really have a viable alternative…..i mean if he goes out and the political paties come back with real power,,, would it be better or worse….judjing by previous exp i think it would be much worse

    so i guess he is the lesser eveil…


  10. Kamran (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    It appears that discussion has digressed. The announcements regarding latest technolgies to treat disease are only for political show. No such thing exists that can treat all these cancers with endo-luminal US.
    It is bad enough that we don’t have well developed cancer services and then these irresponsible statements are made and people are given false hope.

    I am a Medical Oncologist/Hematologisy-so I KNOW.


  11. Nouman Alvi (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    Endoscopic ultrasound at a government hospital sounds very fancy……but I wouldnt trust that for my pet. Imagine infectious viruses which would be shared from one patient to another , hep B, C , A maybe even HIV……sterilization services at Civil and under funded places in less than perfect!!!!!!



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