Heart Transplant Awareness Walk
To increase the awareness about the heart transplant, a walk was arranged by AFIC & NIHD in collaboration with Pakistan National Heart association (PANAH) on 5th Jan 2012. The walk started from Liaquat Bagh on Murree Road and ended at press club Rawalpindi. Beside general public, more than 40 NGOs and General Practitioners associations around Rawalpindi also participated in the walk in agreement to support the cause.
Workshop on Implementing Quality Management System
AFIC/NIHD, a pioneer in tertiary cardiac care has played a leadership role in implementing its Quality Management System and promoting Quality in healthcare service delivery by attaining ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2001 and maintaing the ISO 9001:2008 certification. To sensitize and update the hospital staff including MOs, Specialists and nursing staff an interactive workshop was conducted by the respected Comdt/Exec Dir Maj Gen SM Shahab Naqvi on 26 Jan 2013 with a total of 54 number of staff as participants. The workshop included an overview of Quality Management System with interactive sessions on SOP writing, Non Conformance Reporting and Quality objective setting.
BLS Course for Families
Basic Life Support course for families of Officer, JCO/Soldier and civ staff was conducted by the respected Comdt/Exec Dir Maj Gen SM Shahab Naqvi on 22 Dec 2012. A large number of family members participated in the workshop with keenness and enthusiasm. The workshop concluded with the participants’ learning of basic steps in saving life.
1st National Transplant Conference
1st National Transplant Conference was held at AFIC/NIHD in collaboration with the Transplant Society of Pakistan from 11th Jan 2013 13th Jan 2013. The conference was aimed to increase the awareness about the organ transplantation process by involving stakeholders and General Public. The discussions in the scientific sessions covered the entire spectrum of ethical, religious and legislative aspects of organ transplant, declaration of brain death and scientific aspects of heart transplant. It provided great opportunity for speakers and audience to address the social taboos associated with organ transplantation. It also provided opportunity to interact with eminent health professionals involved in organ transplantation at both National and International levels, as well as religious scholars to discuss the issues surrounding organ transplant.
This conference concluded with provision of a forum for all those involved in organ transplant for moving towards establishment of central organ transplant registry.