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June 14, 2021

Pain Clinic set up at Mayo Hospital

 
June 14, 2021

LAHORE:The fruits of innovation and increasing development in the medical field have begun to show in Pakistan as pain clinic set up under the Radiology Department in the Surgical Tower, Mayo Hospital, will save the patients of physical pain from the inconvenience of operation.

Assistant Professor Dr Shehzad Karim Bhatti would head the Pain Clinic which will treat people suffering from joint, muscle, back and slip disc pain using modern methods which will help the patients get rid of the pain immediately and provide better medical facilities.

Talking in this regard, Dr Shehzad Karim, who has been trained abroad, said the Pain Clinic could also start treatment of cancer patients along with other diseases. Cancer patients often suffer from severe pain and for the treatment of which no medicine is usually effective such patients go into drowsiness and do not feel any pain. He added that at Mayo Hospital Pain Clinic the nerves that caused pain in the human body were made obtund which gives immediate relief to the patients.

Dr Shehzad Karim appreciated the special guidance and cooperation of Dr Saqib Saeed, CEO, Mayo Hospital, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, CV, KEMU and Dr Iftikhar, MS, Mayo Hospital. The machinery installed in the Surgical Tower was not available in any other hospital in the province, he added.

No dengue case reported: LAHORE: Punjab has not reported any confirmed dengue case in the last 24 hours, said Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Ms Sarah Aslam here on Sunday.

The secretary said that enhanced dengue surveillance is bearing fruits but there is need for extreme vigilance before monsoon.

She said, "In the last 24 hours, 29,138 surveillance activities were undertaken and dengue larva was identified at 10 spots. Targeted activities are being undertaken at hotspot areas including fumigation. Dashboard is being monitored on regular basis. No patient was admitted to hospitals in last 24 hours. So far Punjab has reported 45 confirmed patients since January 2021. Dengue surveillance needs further improvement and testing of suspected patients has been scaled up. Larvacidal activities in pre-monsoon time are of extreme importance.”

“I appeal people to keep their environment clean. Air coolers, water tanks are all places of stagnant water are key sites for mosquito production. In case of queries, people may contact 1033," she added.