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The Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan

Quetta Bone and Joint Health Camp

 
<p>With <g class="gr_ gr_30 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="30" data-gr-id="30">commitment</g> to provide quality healthcare to all, Orthopaedic Doctors and Surgeons from Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Service Line of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, travelled to Quetta for three days to serve patients. Clinics were arranged by AKUH&#39;s Quetta <g class="gr_ gr_27 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="27" data-gr-id="27">Refferal</g> Office in Quetta for patients who need assistance and treatment for <g class="gr_ gr_32 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling multiReplace" id="32" data-gr-id="32"><g class="gr_ gr_31 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="31" data-gr-id="31">problem</g> related</g> to bones, joints, knees, nerves, sports injury or <g class="gr_ gr_28 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="28" data-gr-id="28">tumour</g>.</p><div>The Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Service Line at the Aga Khan University Hospital comprises of a highly qualified team of specialized orthopaedic, rheumatology and sport medicine doctors, surgeons and nurses. The services that are offered by our team of experts include but are not limited to treatment for broken bones, fractures, <g class="gr_ gr_37 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar multiReplace" id="37" data-gr-id="37">sport</g> injuries, knee replacement, hip replacement, rheumatic diseases and muscular skeletal diseases.</div><div>
</div><div>To serve the community better, our orthopaedic experts held three-day specialised clinics in Quetta at the Serena Hotel. </div><div>
</div><div>Mini Clinic: Rs. 100 Subsidized Clinics was conducted all day on June 30, <g class="gr_ gr_39 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="39" data-gr-id="39">2018</g> from 8 am till midnight. More than 1,600 patients were catered to; the <g class="gr_ gr_26 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="26" data-gr-id="26">team work</g> extended hours to make sure all patients who came saw a specialist.</div><div>Executive Clinic: A Rs. 3,000 Executive Clinic was conducted on June 29, <g class="gr_ gr_33 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="33" data-gr-id="33">2018</g> and July 1, <g class="gr_ gr_34 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="34" data-gr-id="34">2018</g> from 8 am till late afternoon. More than 300 patients were seen, including new and follow up patients who appreciated the team coming to their hometown. This saved their cost of coming all the way to Karachi for their check-up with this world-class team of experts.</div><div>
</div><div>The team of experts included some of Pakistan’s best orthopaedic doctors and surgeons including:</div><div>
</div><div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Dr. Pervaiz Hashmi – Service Line Chief, <g class="gr_ gr_41 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="41" data-gr-id="41">specialist</g> in Hand and Micro Vascular surgeries, knee and hip replacements and revisions and sports injuries.</div><div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><g class="gr_ gr_44 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation multiReplace" id="44" data-gr-id="44">Dr.</g> Masood Umer – Section Head, <g class="gr_ gr_42 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="42" data-gr-id="42">specialist</g> in sports injuries, bone, muscle and soft tissue tumours.</div><div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation multiReplace" id="45" data-gr-id="45">Dr.</g> Naveed Baloch – Specialist, Sports Medicine and shoulder surgeries.</div><div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><g class="gr_ gr_46 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation multiReplace" id="46" data-gr-id="46">Dr.</g> Rizwan Haroon Rashid – Specialist, Foot &amp; Ankle surgeries.</div><div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><g class="gr_ gr_47 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation multiReplace" id="47" data-gr-id="47">Dr.</g> Saliha Ishaq – Specialist Rheumatologist.</div><div>
</div><div>The team also presented to and engaged with the IG and top tier of Baluchistan Police, Chamber of Commerce and Interim Chief Minister. They briefed them on AKUH and its Orthopaedic team and their <g class="gr_ gr_29 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling multiReplace" id="29" data-gr-id="29">sub-specialties</g> and services, exchanged views and laid the foundation for initiating programs and setting resources to serve people better in the coming months and years.</div><div>
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