Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy has said that the establishment of Peacemaker Clinic in Karachi is a step forward for the second-largest public cardiology institute in the city.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the official inauguration of the Dow Peacemaker Clinic, which was held out in the open in front of the main entrance of the Dow International Medical College in accordance with the Covid guidelines.
Quraishy said that the management of Dow University would extend all possible support for the advancement of the Institute of Cardiology and for the convenience of the patients.
Ojha Campus Director and Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Kartar Dawani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dow University Hospital and Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Zarnaz Wahid and Dow Institute of Cardiology Chairman Dr Tariq Farman also spoke on the occasion.
Professor Wahid said that in a short span of five years, the Dow Institute of Cardiology has made its mark and is rapidly becoming a state-of-the-art cardiac hospital.
Dr Farman on the occasion said after the establishment of this institute in 2016, diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, including angiography, angioplasty and bypass surgery, was started. He further said that post-graduate training had also began a year after that.
He further explained that work is underway this year for the establishment of programmes related to pediatric cardiology, valvular intervention, and cardiac CT scan and other advanced cardiac imaging techniques.
VC Quraishy unveiled the plaque after the speeches and inaugurated the clinic. Earlier, the VC distributed shields among the faculty and staff including Dr Muhammad Faisal Khanzada.
The event was attended by Superintendent Dr Zahid Azam Medical, Prof Iftikhar, Dr Haris Alvi, Dr Rustam, Brigadier Shoaib, Prof Amjad Sattar, and other teachers and students.