A scientific symposium on “Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): An Update” was organized by the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Madinah Teaching Hospital and UMDC Hepatitis Awareness Society in collaboration with Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) in The University of Faisalabad on April 28, 2018.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Pro Rector TUF Health Sciences Campus was the Chief Guest.
Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education, UMDC welcomed the guest speakers and threw light on the objectives and importance of the event.
Guest Speakers, Dr Muhammad Fiaz, Interventional Radiologist, HoD, Radiology, Al-Razi Hospital, Superior University, Lahore delivered lecture on ‘Management of HCC: Role of Interventional Radiologist’ while Dr Mohammad Saleh, Director Hepatology and Liver Transplant, Quaid-E- Azam International Hospital, Islamabad delivered comprehensive talk on ‘Hepatic Resection and Transplantation for HCC ‘. Earlier, Dr Shahid Rasool, HoD and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, MTH in his lecture briefed about ‘Prevalence, Surveillance and Medical Management of HCC.
A seminar on World Malaria Day was organized by the department of Community Medicine, UMDC on April 25, 2018. Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences Campus) Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed focused on the concept of Advocacy in prevention and control of Malaria. Guest of Honor Dr Asif Shahzad District Health Officer Faisalabad talked about the different strategies used to prevent and diagnose malaria in Faisalabad district. He added that P vivax was main specie of malarial parasite prevalent in Pakistan and frequency of P falciparum was far less than P vivax. Prof Dr Zahid Masood talked about the preventive tools including Vector control and community participation. He further added that vaccine against malaria was available only for two Sub Saharan African countries where frequency and mortality of malaria was exponentially high. Drug resistance was a big challenge in managing cases of malaria, Dr Masood said. Referring to a study he added that malaria was more prevalent in interior Sindh, KPK and Baluchistan especially along borders of Iran and Afghanistan. In Punjab due to better vector control measures and political will disease was predominantly observed in only three districts. Prof Arif Hussian, Dr Uzma Sagheer and Ms Aqsa Azeem also spoke on the occasion. Large number of faculty members and students participated in the seminar to mark the world malaria day. After the seminar Prof Dr Zahid Masood and Dr Asif Shahzad went live on educational radio channel of the University FM 96.6 and spoke with reference to malaria day.
Prof Dr Anwar Kamal, Head Department of Physiology, University Medical & Dental College passed away due to heart attack, last night.
A wave of sorrow and grief struck the management, faculty and students of TUF, UMDC and MTH on the sudden and sad demise of Dr Anwar Kamal. His funeral prayers were offered at University mosque. He was buried in Ghulam Muhammad Abad graveyard.
Condolence gathering was attended by students, faculty members and administrative staff of TUF,
UMDC and MTH. The participants offered Fateha for the departed soul and expressed their profound grief and sorrow over this loss.
University Medical & Dental College launched “Hepatitis Awareness Society” during a ceremony held in Health Sciences campus, TUF on April 7, 2018.
Under the supervision of Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education, Dr Saba Tariq, HoD Pharmacology and Dr Sundus Tariq, Assistant Professor Physiology, this volunteer students’ society will organize regular awareness programs to sensitize the common people to hepatitis. An awareness seminar on the diseases was held on the occasion.
Speaking to the audience, chief guest of the event, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC stressed the need to promote awareness of the viral disease among the masses. He appreciated the efforts of departments of medical education and community medicine, UMDC, in this regard.
Prof Dr Shahid Rasool, HOD, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Madinah Teaching Hospital in his address told that according to medical experts, over 12 million people in Pakistan are infected with hepatitis C virus and the disease is swelling at an alarming rate. Owing to lack of preventive measures and treatment facilities, hepatitis prevalence in Pakistan is the highest on the globe.
Dr Shaid Rasool highlighted the causes and preventive measures against the disease. He emphasized the need of early detection and vaccination of hepatitis to control the mortality rate.
Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director Medical Education Prof Dr Zahid Masood, HoD Community medicine and Ayesha Khalid, President UMDC Hepatitis Awareness Society also addressed the audience.
A quiz game on hepatitis for the student’s awareness was also conducted.
Department of Community Medicine, UMDC organized a poster competition amongst the 4th year MBBS students on March 28, 2018. The purpose of the competition was to stimulate students to develop innovate skills to showcase their community projects and encourage networking among medical students. Students participated enthusiastically in this contest and made posters on various community related health issues. Prof Dr Haji Muhammad Aslam, Prof Dr Abdul Haque, Assistant Prof Dr Liaqat Ali and Assistant Prof Dr Saba Tariq were the judges. Prof Dr Mohammad Saeed, Principal UMDC also graced the occasion and appreciated the students’ efforts. Prof Dr Zahid Masood, Head Department of Community Medicine congratulated the winners and distributed prizes.
One day workshop on “Neonatal Life Support” was organized by Department of Paediatrics in Madinah Teaching Hospital. The aim of the course was to increase resuscitation skills of post graduate doctors, house officers, nurses and paramedical staff. The course was conducted by Associate Prof Dr Aisha Sajid, Assistant Prof Dr Sohaib Riaz and visiting consultant Dr Ahsan Ahmad. At the end of course, the participants were tested by the faculty and successful candidates were given certificates by chief guest, Dr Rana Bashir Ahmad, MS, MTH.
Addressing the course attendees, Dr Bashir Ahmad said that such courses and workshops are of vital importance in saving newborn lives and they should be organized regularly. He also congratulated the paediatric department team for successful completion of this important session.
For the “20th All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest for Award of Allama Iqbal Shield” under the aegis of Higher Education Commission, Literary Society of TUF organized Intra-University English and Urdu Declamation contest on March 12, 2018.
The topic of Urdu debate was “khacray sai jo lash mile hay wo hum saab ke hay” and “I would prefer to die than to surrender” for English debate.
Mrs Rahat Asad was the chief guest while Mrs Tasneem Kousar, former Principal Government Degree College for Women Faisalabad was guest of honour. According to the decision of judges the results were as follows:
English Debate competition:
1st Position: Wardah Zahid, MBBS
2nd Position: Attiya Anwar, Doctor of Dermatology
3rd Position: Raiqa Tahir, MBBS
Urdu Debate competition:
1st Position: Bismah Ejaz, Doctor of Radiology
2nd Position: Amna Mehak, Doctor of Physical Therapy
3rd Position: Umme Laila, Doctor of Physical Therapy
The position holders were awarded certificates and prizes.
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.
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.