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March 20, 2018

Three Karachi doctors to get Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day

Karachi

March 20, 2018

Three Karachi doctors – two from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and one from Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) – receive Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, announced by president of Pakistan, on Pakistan Day observed annually on March 23.

According to the official list of the recipients of the Pakistan civil awards, JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali has been selected for the award of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for her services in the field of medicine, and Prof Tariq Mahmood, head of the hospital’s radiology department, and Dr Nuzhat Faruqui, senior urologist of the AKUH, will receive the civil award in the category of public service.

As many as 141 national and international dignitaries, including diplomats, civilians and military personnel, both living and martyred, have been selected and they will be honoured with different civil awards, including Nishan-e-Pakistan, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Pakistan, Sitara-e-Shujaat, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Presidential Award for Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Sitara-e-Khidmat, Tamgha-e-Shujaat and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

The director of the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Rahim Bux Bhatti, has been selected for the Presidential Award of Pride of Performance.

All these four doctors as well as other recipients of civil awards would receive their awards from Sindh Governor Dr Mohammad Zubair on March 23 at the Governor’s House in Karachi. The main ceremony will be held at the President House in Islamabad, where President Mamnoon Hussain would give away the awards to national celebrities.

Sindh health department officials said the name of Dr Seemin Jamali had been selected for her tremendous services in the area of emergency medicine, managing natural and man-made disasters and calamities, including major accidents, incidents of terrorism, natural calamities, such the 2015 heat wave, and dealing with the influx of thousands of patients on a daily basis.

Prof Dr Tariq Mahmood is the head of the radiology department of the JPMC, who has revolutionised the radiology services in Sindh, especially Karachi, arranged a PET Scan, got a cyberknife installed at the tertiary-care hospital and arranged several other modern medical scanning equipment.

Dr Nuzhat Faruqui the AKUH is the first Pakistani female urologist with formal training in urology disorders that affect women. Urinary problems amongst women, especially urinary incontinence, is a hugely under reported public health concern, and in Pakistan, because of cultural norms and lack of trained female surgeons, women are deterred from seeking treatment.

According to Dr Faruqui, pregnancy and childbirth as well as the structure of the urinary tract make women more vulnerable to face urinary incontinence. Women facing this are at risk of being socially ostracized, she said.

Dr Rahim Bux Bhatti from the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences will receive the Pride of Performance award for his services in the area of medicine, especially for the establishment of a centre of transplants in the interior of Sindh.

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