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‘Latest brain tumour treatment available at LGH’

By our correspondents
February 13, 2018

LAHORE: Post Graduate Medical Institute and Ameer Uddin Medical College Prof Khalid Mahmood has said latest treatment of brain tumour is available at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) where patients are being treated through modern ways at very low cost scale and without opening of head tumors are removed from the back side of brain.

“Pakistan is now far ahead from any developed country and this treatment is being run successfully at LGH which is great facility for the poor people,” he said while addressing Rhinocom 2018 (First Rhinology Conference) in Pakistan held under Society of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at a local where neurosurgeons, doctors and medical student from all over the country were present.

Prof Khalid Mahmood said that DBS way of treatment is the credit of Pakistan and he wants to spread this system for the benefit of young doctors. He said this treatment method save the time and blood of the patients through which a small cut is sufficient instead of major surgery.

Similarly, patients can avoid going abroad for treatment and can avail medical facility in Lahore General Hospital. He threw light on the ear, nose and tear diseases and appreciated the holding of such conferences which help the doctors to share the experience of each other and attain the latest knowledge in the medical field.

Prof Khalid Mahmood lauded the steps taken by Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif for providing heavy funds for latest medical equipments.

Professor of ENT Services Hospital Dr Muhammad Mujeeb told the conference that in the last 5 years around 300 complicated but successful operations have been completed of brain which is great achievement. He informed that before this international conference two days pre workshops were also held on ENT in which doctors gave presentation and share each other’s experiences.

Prof Mohammad Amjad and Dr Nadeem Raza also addressed the conference while delegates from different areas attended this conference where live workshops were also arranged. Doctors and medical students called this conference a good omen for the medical field which would open new doors for latest treatment and knowledge.

Tevta: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said Tevta would help its 1,000 passed out of driving course to get leased cars from banks on easy conditions.

While talking to DIG Traffic Farooq Mazhar and SSP Traffic Athar Saeed here on Monday, Irfan said youth would be self-dependent through this scheme. He said after the success of first phase of the driving course, now it had been extended to another five districts including Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan and Chiniot. Some 20,000 youth will be trained through the course.

A suggestion of decreasing the course duration was also under consideration, he said and wished the course completion certificate would get international recognition. Farooq Mazhar said in order to upgrade the course an E-testing system would be introduced.