ISLAMABAD: Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU),
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Prof Dr Javed Akram said the first ever international
Burn Conference would be held in the federal capital on mid January next year.
Speaking at a prize award ceremony here on Tuesday, he said that the delegates from across the globe would attend the conference. He said that the conference is going to be held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the state-of-the-art Burn Care Center at PIMS that was established on 2007. The Vice Chancellor said that the Burn center has set a new pattern for encouraging staff towards the best treatment and care of patients. Prof Dr Javed Akram
demanded of the government that four to six bedded burn units should be established and made functional in all District Headquarter Hospital so as to ease the burden of the PIMS Burn Center.
The Vice Chancellor distributed awards among doctors and Paramedical staff of the Burn center, who were elected by the three members committee of the hospital evaluated on patient’s feedback. Dr. Usman Ali (Post Graduate resident burn care center), Miss Sonia George( charge nurse) and Zaheer Ahmed( ward boy) were the three who were given awards for best patients care through a survey based on patients feed back. On the occasion, Prof Dr Javed Akram approved 50% emergency allowance for the staffers of Burn center as well increase of case prize from Rs. 5000 to 10,000 next year. While talking to media, head/director Burn care center Prof Dr Tariq Iqbal said that Pak Burns Association would be established at the end this year and Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulqifar Ali
Bhutto Medical University SZABMU/PIMS would be the Pattern-in-Chief. Prof Dr Javed Akram appreciated Prof. Dr. Tariq Iqbal Head/Director of Burn Care Center PIMS for managing the PIMS burn center in such an effective manner. A state-of-the-art 20-bedded Burn Care Center at PIMS that was completed in July 2007, which was inaugurated by the President of Pakistan on December 6, 2007 and work on its up-gradation from 20-bedded to 70-bedded would be started on December this year. This is the first of its kind in the public sector of Pakistan that is established in accordance with the International standards for the management of Acute Burn Care and long-term sequel.