Pakistan Nuclear Regularity Authority team visits

Pakistan Nuclear Regularity Authority (PNRA) team visited Madinah Teaching Hospital for their annual inspection and audit of radiological facilities on February 15, 2018. The visit was conducted by Major (Retd) Izhar ul Ahsan, Registrar, TUF, Dr Rana Bashir Ahmad, MS, MTH and Prof Dr Nayab Alia, HoD Radiology. Team members, Senior Scientific Officers, Mr Akhtar Muhammad and Mr Sajid Ali visited state of the art Radiology Department.  They were satisfied and  highly appreciated the radiation safety measures and good practice of Radiology in MTH. They emphasized on quality control and periodic training of radiographers and practice of ALARA. Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC presented souvenirs to the guests.

Sports Gala ended with mesmerizing Musical Night

The closing ceremony of Annual Sports Gala was held at Engineering Campus followed by live performance of Abrar ul Haq at mesmerizing musical night on February 16, 2018.

The mega event was presided by Prof Dr Zaheer Javed Paracha, Pro Rector Engineering Campus.  Mr Muhammad Farooq Yousaf, Senior Vice President, FCCI was the chief guest while Engr Ahmad Hassan, Chairman Standing Committee on R&D FCCI was guest of honour.  In first session, the winners of final rounds of different sports and athletic competitions including, cricket, volley ball, basket ball, foot ball, handball, table tennis, badminton, tug of war and athletics were awarded with trophies and medals by the chief guest. Ms Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar, Mr Hamid Nawaz Sheikh, Controller Examination, Heads of Schools, faculty members and large number of students were present in the ceremony.  Final trophy for overall best performance was won by Electrical Wolves while Computer Eagles remained runner up. Mr Adnan Ali from Electrical Wolves won the best sportsman award of the year. Management Stallions were declared the most disciplined team of the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Muhammad Farooq Yousaf appreciated the TUFIAN’s active participation and sportsmen spirits. Dr Zaheer Javed Paracha stressed on the importance of sports and co-curricular activities for the students, in his address.

In second session, renowned singer Abrar ul Haq enthralled the TUFIANS with his Sufiana Kalam.  Abrar ul Haq sang number of songs and received an immense applause and admiration from the audience.

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is observed worldwide on February 4 to aware the public about prevalence of cancer, exposure to risk factors, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment modalities.
Department of Pathology, University Medical & Dental College has been celebrating world cancer day since last 10 years by adopting different awareness strategies. This year a poster competition was arranged among the students of 3rd year MBBS under supervision of Dr Asma Naseer Cheema, Associate Professor of Pathology. The students did extraordinary work by professionally presenting different posters from published research literature on different types of cancers.
The chief guest, Dr Sumera Ehsan, Assistant Professor, Faisalabad Medical University appreciated the student’s and teacher’s efforts. A panel of judges, Prof Dr Abdul Haq, Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Associate Prof Dr Shirza Nadeem, Dr Sundas Tariq, Dr Saba Tariq and Dr Shazia Aslam evaluated the posters. The best posters and presenters were awarded with shields & certificates by Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Pro Rector, Health Sciences Campus. He encouraged the students and faculty of Pathology department for organizing such an outstanding academic activity.

Awareness seminar on “Seasonal Influenza”

A seminar on “Seasonal Influenza H1N1” was organized in The University of Faisalabad on February 14, 2018. Speaking on the occasion Prof Dr Zahid Masood, Head Department of Community Medicine, UMDC shared signs and symptoms of seasonal influenza and different precautionary measures. He further added that there was no treatment for this viral infection.
Earlier, Dr Sumera Shahzad spoke on recent surge in cases of H1N1 flu in some parts of Punjab. She added that this disease is seen more frequently in winter season. Students from different disciplines asked questions and appreciated the efforts of the university administration for organizing this awareness session.

Awareness walk with slogan “Say No to Salt”

WHO recommends salt consumption of 2000 mg per day which makes less than half a tea spoon. Nutrition Society, TUF arranged a walk to raise awareness of the risk of increased salt consumption. Prof Dr Faqir Hussain, Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences along with other faculty members led the walk. Students were holding the banners and display cards bearing the messages regarding the damaging effects of too much salt.
Addressing the students Prof Dr Faqir Hussain said, excessive consumption of salt in our diet can damage the heart, aorta, and kidneys without increasing blood pressure, and that it may be bad for bones, too.

Emergency Service Rescue 1122 on “Basic Life Support”

Rehabilitation Society under the umbrella of School of Rehabilitation Sciences organizes two day workshop by Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 on “Basic Life Support” was held at Saleem Campus . Mr Muzammil Hussain; Rescue & community instructor gave precise description on basic life support procedures & a demonstration session was also conducted. Students practiced all the techniques at the end of session

International Seminar on “Recent Advances in Interventional Cardiology”

Department of Medical Education, UMDC in collaboration with Department of Cardiology, MTH organized an international seminar on “Recent Advances in Interventional Cardiology” in Health Sciences Campus on February 8, 2018.

Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director, Medical Education in her welcome address told about the purpose of the seminar.

Guest Speaker, Dr Muhammad Raza, Director Cardiac Cath Lab, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland and Consultant Cardiologist, Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA, gave a comprehensive lecture on “Advances in structural heart disease interventions: The new gold standard”. He spoke about various cardiac interventions for aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation and other congenital heart diseases. He stressed on the multidisciplinary team approach in the field of interventional cardiology. Dr Muhammad Raza shared his work experience in USA with the audience and informed them that risk of complications of these interventional procedures has decreased over the years.

Chief Guest of the event Prof Dr Anjum Jalal, Executive Director, Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology said that prevalence of structural abnormalities of heart has increased in Pakistan and these should be repaired through interventional strategies for better patient survival and outcome.

Dr Naeem Asghar, Head of Cardiology Department, MTH gave presentation on “Interventional cardiology services at Madinah Teaching Hospital “. He informed the audience that MTH has fully equipped and functional cardiology unit.

In concluding session, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC and Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences Campus) threw light on the importance of topic for young doctors.

Prof Dr Naeem Aslam, former Head of Cardiology Department, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad was the guest of honour. Renowned cardiologist, Prof Dr Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry and Dr Abdul Razzaq Mughal, paediatric cardiologist also graced the occasion.