Department of Community Medicine, UMDC organized a seminar on “Management of Breast Cancer- an update” on March 31, 2017.
Guest speaker, Prof Dr Abdul Basit, Surgical Oncologist, Keele University Hospital UK, delivered key note address on the management of breast cancer. Speaking to the audience Dr Basit told that breast cancer is number one cancer among females. In Pakistan 83000 females are reported to have this fatal disease out of which 40000 die every year. One out of nine females has risk of developing breast cancer in Pakistan and we have highest number of females suffering from breast cancer in Asia.
Due to illiteracy, social and cultural reasons patients do not consult doctors in early stages. Patient reports to hospital in late stages where only little could be done.
Dr Zahid Masood, Head Department of Community Medicine in his address shared that only way to address the breast cancer was early diagnosis and prompt treatment in addition to awareness programs for target population. Ultrasound scan was good in under the age of 40 years females where as mammogram and ultrasound was preferable screening tests for females over 40 years of age.
TUF Religious Society under the auspices of School of Arabic and Islamic Studies organized a seminar on “Birth Anniversary of Hazrat Imam Baqar (AS)” in Engineering Campus on March 29, 2017. Renowned Religious Scholar, Dr Syed Izfar Ahmad Naqvi in his address threw light on the character and holy life of Hazrat Imam Baqar (AS) and his religious services for Islam.
- Zahra Alamgir, student of OD, won 1st Position in All Pakistan English Essay writing Competition
- Maria Tahir, student of Pharm D, won 1st Position in All Pakistan English Declamation (serious topic) Competition
- Hira Akhter, student of OD, (in Urdu humorous topic) and Maria Tahir, student of Pharm D, (in English serious topic), won 1st Team Prize in All Pakistan Declamation Competitions
in 5th Lyallpur Art & Literature Festival 2017 organized by University of Agriculture Faisalabad on March 28, 2017. Management, faculty and students of TUF congratulate the TUFIANS on this achievement.
March is National Nutrition Month. Nutritional Society of School of Nutrition and Dietetics organized “Nutrition Festival” in Health Sciences Campus on March 28, 2017. The theme of the event was ‘Put Your Best Fork Forward’. Dr Beenish Irsar, renowned Nutritionist was the guest speaker while Prof Dr Abdul Majeed Rector, TUF graced the occasion as Chief Guest of the event. Dr Beenish delivered a comprehensive lecture on ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy of Cancer’. She enlightened the risk factors and dietary therapy related to cancer as well as tumor. There was a series of other activities such as documentary competition, model making competition, economically nutritious food stall and poster competition, actively participated by the students of DND. The winner students were awarded with shields and certificates.
The University of Faisalabad celebrated Pakistan Resolution Day on March 23, 2017 with patriotic zeal and enthusiasm. Guest speaker, Prof Syed Yousuf Irfan from Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore in his inspiring address reflected on the significance of the day in the history of Pakistan.
Prof Dr Abdul Majeed, Rector, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Dean Faculty of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences and Mrs Rahat Asad, Incharge Literary Society in their addresses to the students and faculty members emphasized the need to forge a new resolution on this day in order to work for the stability and prosperity of their homeland. Students also sang national songs and presented tableaus to commemorate the day.
Senior management, faculty members and students, hoisted the national flag and national anthem was played followed by a solemn prayer for maintenance of peace and sovereignty of Pakistan.
“World Poetry Day” was celebrated on 21st March 2017 to pay tribute to all the great poets of the main languages of the World. School of English Language and Literature, The University of Faisalabad celebrated this Day. The documentary on the major poets “Poetry in the Eyes of Poets” highlighting their ideas about poetry was presented to the guests. A skit performance based on Anwar Masood’s Punjabi Poem naming Aaj ki Pakaye was performed by the students of MAE. Robert Frost’s poem Stopping by the Woods on Snowy Evening with visual representation of all the scenes was also presented. The event was concluded with the tribute to Urdu Poetry, Allama Iqbal’s poem “Khitab Ba Nojavanan-e-Islam”. Honorable guest, Mr Hamid Nawaz Sheih, Controller of Examinations, in his address congratulated the students of the department on their wonderful efforts.
World Head Injury Awareness Day falls on March 20th every year. In this context, Department of Surgery, University Medical & Dental College organized a seminar in order to create awareness amongst the public. The event was presided by Prof Dr A G Rehan, Principal UMDC, while Prof Dr Tariq Ahmad, Neurosurgeon, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad was the guest speaker. While addressing the audience, Dr Tariq Ahmad highlighted the high rate of road accidents and said that due to a lack of awareness of road safety measures and inadequate medical facilities, particularly in rural areas, Pakistan is facing the highest rate of trauma.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, in his address stressed on improvements of health care facilities to deal with fatal head injuries. He also emphasized that by adopting the preventive measures, these fatal head injuries can be avoided to a large extent.
Religious Society of TUF organized a Mehfil-e-Mushaira on the death anniversary of Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anho), great caliph of Islam, in Engineering Campus on March 22, 2017. Eminent poets of the city paid rich tributes to the great companion of our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).
Mr Hamid Nawaz Sheikh, Controller Examination, in his presidential address urged the audience to get enlightenment from the holy life of Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anho), first caliph of Islam and follow his example to resolve prevailing problems of Muslim Ummah.
In line with its philosophy of improving the quality of life and providing free medical and health care services at the doorsteps of underprivileged people in remote areas or to patients who cannot travel long distance, Community Services Society of TUF organized a 2-day (March 20-21, 2017) Free Health Camp in Samana Village Sargodha Road, Faisalabad. The camp was organized under the aegis of Allied Health Sciences Programs of The University of Faisalabad.
Dr Khalid Mehmood, Incharge/Medical Officer, local Government dispensary in Samana inaugurated the camp activities. Teams of expert Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists and students from TUF and Nursing & Paramedical staff from Madinah Teaching Hospital provided free facilities of medical checkup and diagnosis to the hundreds of patients daily with the help of latest machines and equipment. Free medicines were also distributed at the camp, and some patients were referred to Madinah Teaching Hospital for further care.