First Urogynae Clinic was inaugurated

LARKANA: First Urogynae Clinic was inaugurated here on Wednesday by Deputy Commissioner Javed Jagirani. In this connection, a simple but impressive ceremony was organized in Urology Department’s Seminar Hall, which was largely attended by professors and doctors.

Dr. Fauzia Chandio, Assistant Professor of Gynaecology, has been appointed as its head as she specializes in treating Urogynae problems. While giving briefing Prof Malik Hussain Jalbani, Head of Urology Department, Chandka Medical College and Hospital, said that the requisite clinic is first of its kind in Sindh health sector throughout the province.

He said that as many as 35,000 patients visited urology department OPD during 2014, out of which only 3000 were admitted for various surgeries & treatment and as many as 3500 surgeries were performed in three operation theatres during the same period which are now outdated as the same were constructed in 1998 and no renovation has so far been carried out since then. He said that there are only, two wards for male & one for female patients having total bed strength of 36. Patients do come here from far flung areas of 12 districts apart from Balochistan which means only 3 beds are reserved for each district which are totally insufficient and completely unable to cope up with the ever increasing rush.

He demanded more beds along with separate unit for child patients. He also demanded of Vice Chancellor, Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Prof Ghulam Asghar Channa, who too was present on the occasion as chief guest. The construction of new state of the art operation theatres, trained paramedics and security guards as latest machinery costing Rs220 million will soon be delivered to the department.

Prof Jalbani said kidney transplant will also be started provided all required facilities are made available for which he requested the DC to extend help. He said first international conference will be held in December in which foreign doctors are expected to take part to discuss urological ailments in the light of latest inventions. He urged that new lithotripsy machine may also be provided to urology as old two machines have become useless.

DC Jagirani in his address praised the efforts of Prof Jalbani and said that he had found him as initiative oriented. He said Chandka Hospital is a safe heaven for poor patients because poor people come here from so many far flung areas like Khuzdar to get treatment adding that services need to be improved further for which he will extend all kinds of help. Jagirani further said that he has talked to Prof: Adeeb Rizvi for opening SIUT like department in Larkana for which he will provide required government land adding that Health Secretary will be approached to procure new lithotripter machine on priority basis. VC Channa said that government has allocated huge funds to BBMU and construction work of university is underway at Areeja road. PPI.