Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan at ICON 2020

Indus Hospital Photo Release - Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan at ICON 2020 (Jan 14, 2019)

Karachi(Cliff News)“The Conference titled ‘ICON 2020’ will highlight initiatives taken by the Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan by bringing together disparate and like-minded institutions and individuals”. These thoughts were express by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network (IHN) while addressing the media at the ‘ICON 2020’ launch press conference.ICON 2020 will be held from January 17-19, 2020 in Karachi with the theme of ‘Building Bridges for Better Healthcare’. The conference will take place at the Marriot Hotel, Karachi.At the press conference, Dr. Ali Anwar Jillani, ICON 2020 Conference Secretary said that medical science is an ever-evolving field. Diseases, in the next decade and century would be what is unknown today. He emphasized on research for newer drugs, technologies, and treatment modalities are the only way to cope up with this ever-advancing phenomenon.Dr. Mohammad Fareeduddin, Head of Pediatric Services, Indus Hospital and Chair, ICON 2020 said that more than 40 pre-conference workshops will be conducted before the conference, already progressing. ‘Pakistan was the first country to adopt United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. Indus’ ICON 2020 is committed to contribute in to the Goal No. 3 of good health and well-being for all’, he said.He further added that ICON is a biennial conference and is attended by notable delegates from across the globe. The conference aims at disseminating research-based recommendations and will be reflecting upon and synthesizing current healthcare scenario along with identifying challenges for future.Dr. Saima Saeed, Chair, Scientific Committee, ICON 2020, said that the conference has 38 symposia altogether over 3 days. Dedicated sessions for nurses, physios, pharmacists, speech therapy and counsellors have been deliberately included as well unsung heroes such as clinical services management. This is in addition to wide ranging clinical specialties like pulmonology, plastic surgery, public health and pathology, all designed to highlight the importance of Building Bridges for Better Healthcare.Mr. Mashhood Rizvi, Executive Director, Communication and Resource Development Directorate, IHN said that ICON 2020 will lay the foundation for strategic partnership and alliance to help improve healthcare across Pakistan. ‘It is a great opportunity to share your experiences and best practices and to highlight the latest developments in the healthcare sector’, Mr. Rizvi said.Dr. Saima Salman, from ICON 2020 committee said that ICON 2020 is a multi disciplinary conference catering to research and capacity building. “The purpose is to bring like-minded people on a single platform and promote dialogue”, she added.




Chinese Food Festival brings mouth watering cuisine to Karachi

Mr. Chen Xiaodong, Acting Consul General of the People's Republic of China was the Chief Guest and iaugurated the festival along with the organizers
Mr. Chen Xiaodong,Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China was the Chief Guest at Chinese Cultural and Food Festival at Beach Luxury Hotel. Photo Shows Mr. Azeem Qureshi, Corporate Avari Group of Hotels, Barrister Abdul R. Sattar, Syeda Shezah Rizvi, CEO of  Event Crafters, Shahnaz Ramzi CEO of Star Links with other guests. 
Karachi(Cliff News)Chinese cultural and food festival jointly presented by Beach Luxury Hotel & Event Crafters hosted a two-day event at Beach Luxury Hotel, offering Chinese dining on one
platform, hosting 30+ food stalls, live music, fun-filled activities and much more.With an amazing vibe and a lot of finger-licking Chinese food varieties, the event was attended by well-known celebrities, socialites and public.
The festival delivered diverse tastes and featured well-known Chinese eateries as well as those that offer a variety of food, including Chinese cuisine. Some of the participating stalls were:Tiffin n Co, Mr Veg, Lal Qila, Chop Soye, Kowloon, Dip n dough, Cafe Bogie, Maraheb.The evening concluded each day with an entertainment session. The first day session was hosted by Ahmed Godil and the second day session was hosted by Rafia Rafiq and Bilal Khan. Mr. Chen Xiaodong,Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the festival. Mesmerizing live musical performances were given by Reath Band, Nimra and Ali Raza on day 1,while day 2 performances featured Ali Asad, Sherry Raza and Ali Raza.The visitors were also treated to traditional dances and fireworks. Free boat rides, and kite flying at the sea front was available for all.Attended by hundreds of food lovers over the two days, the festival was as much appreciated for its food variety and taste as for the nonstop fun it offered both days.The event was organized by Event Crafters and sponsored by 7up and Badar Expo Solutions. Media Partners were 8XM,, Apna channel and Jalwa. Yayvo tickets was the tickets partner while PR was done by Starlinks PR & Events.

“Hoga Saaf Pakistan” launches “Safai Anthem”


Karachi(Cliff News)To instill ownership amongst Pakistanis to keep themselves and their surroundings clean, ‘Hoga Saaf Pakistan’ (“HSP”), powered by Dettol, has launched a new Safai Anthem. The anthem envisions a Saaf Pakistan featuring all the HSP ‘Safai Champions’ which include Fahad Mustafa and Shaniera Akram as the prime champions, along with Waseem Badami and Iqrar ul Hasan. The anthem has been sung by Asim Azhar and Aima Baig with Shuja Haider’s composition.“Music is an impactful way to mobilize the masses”, stated Humayun Farooq, Marketing Director Health of Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited – the makers of Dettol.  “Hoga Saaf Pakistan is not just a social cause that a brand supports, it’s a social movement Dettol is leading to bring the conversation around cleanliness to the forefront. In addition to the numerous hand-washing drives, public service messages and TV shows, this anthem is yet another attempt to mobilize Pakistanis so they unite and take responsibility for a healthier, cleaner Pakistan!”“Hoga Saaf Pakistan has taken the mantle of cleaning Pakistan and changing our attitude towards solid waste, which is growing at the rate of 2% annually, ending up on our streets eventually”, stated Mr Jerjees Seja, CEO ARY Digital Network. “In partnership with Hoga Saaf Pakistan, ARY aims to inspire the citizens of Pakistan through this anthem to embrace the change and share our vision, so we can bring many people forward to play their responsibility in this noble cause.”“Hoga Saaf Pakistan”, powered by Dettol, has been working towards driving a Saaf Pakistan through several TV shows, public service messages, clean-up and hand washing drives as well as celebrity supporters. The movement is also Dettol and ARY’s contribution to Prime Minister’s “Clean Green Pakistan” initiative launched in October last year.


Bolts partners with Nust to develop transformer health monitoring system

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Karachi (Cliff News)BOLTS (Private) Limited has partnered with the National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad to develop a state-of-the-art Transformer Health Monitoring System.Rear Admiral (Retd) Dr. Nassar Ikram, Pro Rector (RIC) NUST and Mr. Usama Qureshi, Chairman BOLTS (Private) Limited signed the agreement in Islamabad on 9th December 2019, in the presence of H.E Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, Mr. Fawwad Chaudhry, Minister for Science & Technology, and other high level dignitaries, at the inauguration of Pakistan’s first National Science & Technology Park established in NUST Islamabad Campus.As per the agreement NUST shall license its intellectual property to BOLTS which has been developed by local academia for commercialization and further development of technology.On this occasion Usama Qureshi remarked ” this is a new beginning and a great development for power sector in Pakistan. It is a matter of great pride for Pakistan that our universities have the capacity to develop high end technology locally, we are very excited to work with NUST on this project. We believe that this technology can prove to be a game changer in maintenance of distribution transformers (PMT).

Company Profile:

BOLTS (Private) Limited specializes in providing electrical switchgear panels and turnkey power solutions. BOLTS has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility managed by a professional workforce and graduates from top universities which enables it to stand out from the competition. BOLTS senior management and Board of Directors comprises of professionals having vast experience of working in prestigious organizations.


Dr.Shoaib launches Durrani’s Dental Clinic

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dr. Shoaib Durrani, the youngest General Secretary – Pakistan Dental Association Karachi, officially launches his private practice – Durrani’s Dental Clinic in Karachi. The Clinic opened its doors to the public on 17th November 2019.Durrani’s Dental Clinic offers comprehensive dental treatments in a single purpose-built facility. The clinic is his solo practice and the services are currently only available in Karachi.  In accordance to the services provided by his clinic, Dr. Durrani comments on his long-term goal, “we hope to redefine the image of General Dentistry from a need-based service to a patient-centric customized experience.”“Optimum standards of sterilization and technology are maintained with a comfortable and caring environment catering to the utmost patient satisfaction,” opines Dr. Durrani when asked about what customers can expect from the clinic. Dr. Mahnoor Ahtasham who has a bachelors degree in Dental Surgery will also be practicing at the clinic.The launch was attended by notable figures including Junaid Akram, Rasikh Ismail, Hashim Hassan – CEO Dental News Pakistan, AUSPAK International and many more. 


Graduated in 2006, Dr. Shoaib Durrani was awarded as the Best House Officer of Batch 2006. He worked in group practices as an Associate Dentist at South City Hospital, Dr. Altamash & Associates Dental Clinic and Dr. Shaha Malik & Associates Dental Clinic. He is also the Co-Founder of the Academy of Advanced Dental Sciences, which was established to educate and arm undergraduates and freshly graduated dentists with the latest skills and techniques to enhance their dental practice. The aim was to do more hands-on workshops to polish their skills on phantom-workstations that would give an almost real environment to work in. Dr. Durrani has done various local and international courses on Dental Aesthetics, ClearPath Aligners, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Dental Implants and Restorative Dentistry.Durrani’s Dental Clinic is the change Dr Shoaib wanted to bring in the field of dentistry by providing professional care with innovative technology and a concept of pain-free dentistry! The current norm in the society lacks regular dental checkups, rather a visit is done only when there is an unbearable tooth ache. Knowing that regular dental checkups are as important as regular brushing, Dr. Durrani has set up this clinic to show people that optimum standards of cleanliness and sterilization in a friendly and comfortable environment can be delivered.Durrani’s Dental Clinic is setting the precedent for best quality dentistry in the city.




Cleveland Clinic AbuDhabi share insights at 49th Annual Cardiocon Event


Karachi(Cliff News)A full delegation of cardiovascular physicians and surgeons from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a leading center of medical excellence in the United Arab Emirates, are highlighting the latest innovations in heart and vascular health at the 49th annual Cardiocon event this week.The delegation is being led by two of the most seasoned heart and vascular physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. E. Murat Tuzcu, Chief Academic Officer and the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute, and Dr. Faisal Hasan, a seasoned Interventional Cardiologist and Vice Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.Dr. Tuzcu, speaking for the first time in Pakistan, is an internationally recognized expert in the emerging field of heart valve repair and replacement and treats patients from all around the world.  Dr. Hasan is specialized in minimally invasive complex cardiac and vascular procedures, following his initial medical training at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi.Physicians from the hospital will cover a range of topics, including treatments for high risk patients, structural heart disease, and new vascular approaches for saving the limbs of patients at risk of amputation.Cardiocon enables the team from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to exchange ideas and best practice with peers from Pakistan’s medical community about the changing needs of the patient populations in both markets.The Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the five Centers of Excellence at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Led by some of the world’s most respected physicians and surgeons, it offers basic diagnostic to cutting-edge treatments including minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.  The Institute was the first in the Middle East to introduce transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as an alternative to traditional open-heart valve replacement surgery – TAVR is one of the key innovations being discussed at Cardiocon this week.



Blood donation drive at Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi

Karachi: Blood Donation Drive was held at the premises of the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi,
 in cooperation with Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation(AMTF) of Karachi. Staff of the Consulate General along with their families and Karachi-based Indonesian community, including Indonesian students, as well as a number of Pakistani guests
participated the event.It has been for the fifth consecutive years that Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi in collaboration with AMTF, organised blood donation drive in Consulate’s premise. This event is
the second time during this year. It is the commitment of Indonesian Consulate General to spread the message of love, care, and benevolence to our fellow human beings and voluntarily share something with them that may be indispensable in saving their life.The blood donated would be used for transfusion for children suffering from Thalassemia in
Karachi through AMTF.