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.

Federal and Provincial Expanded program on Immunization Typhoid Vaccination Campaign

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Karachi(Cliff News)The provincial expanded program on immunization (EPI) government of Sindh with support from the Federal EPI, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized a catch-up vaccination campaign for typhoid fever.The campaign will be conducted in the urban areas of Sindh starting from 18-30 November 2019. The vaccine will be given to children 9 months to 15 years of age. Vaccines will be provided in schools and through EPI centers throughout the province.The vaccination campaign will be carried out by the department of health with the help of civil society organizations in increasing awareness and improving an uptake of the vaccine.A briefing session of the vaccination campaign for typhoid fever was conducted in Karachi, where Dr. Akram Sultan, Project Director, Expanded Program on Immunization stated, “Typhoid fever is a dangerous disease affecting mostly children. The World Health Organization has categorized Pakistan as a high incidence country. Adding to the problem of disease is the resistance to the antibiotics. There have been more than 10,000 cases of extensive drug resistant typhoid fever in Karachi and Hyderabad alone. Typhoid fever may result to disability or death if untreated”.


Hilal Care unveils SIENA,Pakistan 1st perfumed and antibacterial handwash

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Karachi(Cliff News)Keeping up with its tradition of enriching people’s lives with the best quality consumer products, Hilal Care has recently launched SIENA, Pakistan’s first perfumed antibacterial hand wash developed using Europe’s finest fragrances. SIENA’s launch was kicked off by its campaign paying tribute to every caring hand that has supported a loved one through each step of life. The campaign portrays touching moments to encapsulate care and protection, capturing the essence of the brand.SIENA Perfumed and Antibacterial Hand Wash promises to deliver cleanliness and guaranteed protection from germs with its advanced antibacterial technology, while its long-lasting floral fragrances immerse you in a delightful sensorial experience.Speaking about the launch of the new line, Muhammad Irfan, the COO of Hilal Care said, “With the ever-growing narrative on health and hygiene, we want to introduce a product which gives our consumers a sensorial experience along with germ protection. The Siena Perfumed Antibacterial Hand Wash is another addition to our growing line of innovative and high-quality products.”

About Hilal Care:

Hilal Group established Hilal Care Pvt. Ltd in 2016 with a vision to provide high quality and innovative personal, home & health care products to its consumers. The introduction of Siena Perfumed Antibacterial Hand Wash is a building block in Hilal Care’s vision, “Live Better. Feel Better”.


The Indus Hospital partners with Getz Pharma to make Karachi Rabies Free


Karachi(Cliff News)Getz Pharma Pvt. Ltd and Rabies Free Karachi (RFK), an initiative of the Indus Hospital Research Center (IHRC) are entering into a strategic partnership to eradicate Rabies from Karachi. As per this partnership, Getz Pharma will provide financial assistance, fund-raising support, and marketing expertise in an effort to eliminate Rabies from the society.In Pakistan, over 160,000 dog bites occur annually, resulting in an estimated 2000 to 5000 human deaths annually. Most deaths from Rabies are not reported, since patients are taken to either faith healers or shrines. Compounding the issue of dog bites is the dwindling supplies of anti Rabies vaccine and Rabies immunoglobulin (RIG), both of which are essential for Rabies prevention after a bite from a rabid animal.The vision of the RFK program is to implement an anti-Rabies program by implementing the One-Health Approach recommended by WHO, OIE and FAO, which aims to eradicate Rabies universally by 2030- (#zeroby30). This approach advocates Mass Dog Vaccination (MDV).It has been proven in many countries around the world that if at least 70% dogs are vaccinated in an area, it will provide herd immunity and eliminate Rabies in that area. Moreover, the problem of rapidly growing population of stray dogs can be reduced effectively by animal birth control (ABC) by surgically neutering or spaying dogs. MDV and ABC combined will considerably reduce the menace of stray dogs and eliminate Rabies.RFK undertook a pilot project of MDV and ABC in the fishing village of Ibrahim Hyderi from January to December 2018. After achieving success in the pilot phase the RFK initiative is now scaling up its program to cover all of Karachi in order to eradicate the incidence of Rabies in the city. According to the Program Director, RFK Dr. Naseem Salahuddin, the momentum has now become a movement to save the people from this dreaded disease.“We are grateful to Getz Pharma for their tremendous support, and hope that other members of civil society and government institutions will join in this movement.” Getz Pharmais the Founding Partner of Indus Hospital Rabies Free Karachi program, which will be implemented effectively all across the city by investing in preventive measures. During the course of this project Getz Pharma will provide support for conducting epidemiologic research on dog bites and Rabies in Pakistan in order to record the factual statistics about their incidence. It will also support the marketing activities of the program, which will raise awareness about Rabies and promote kindness to animals. Most of the support will be utilized for the on-ground operations in the city for MDV and ABC. Regarding this partnership Getz Pharma’s MD and CEO Mr. Khalid Mahmood said, “Getz Pharma has been part of several initiatives in the fields of education, healthcare, culture, and environment. Rabies is a fatal disease that affects both humans and dogs and as a conscientious company that is concerned about public health we want to ensure that it is eradicated from Pakistan. Indus Hospital has been fighting on this front and we will do our part in combating Rabies.”Today as the Indus Hospital and Getz Pharma sign this agreement for partnering on the Rabies Free Karachi initiative; they aim to save citizens from a dreaded disease. The plan is to achieve initial success in Karachi within two years and then to further scale up to the rest of the country.

Getz Pharma (Private Limited:

Getz Pharma is Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical company with operations in over 25 countries. It is the only company whose manufacturing facility is Pre-qualified and approved by WHO Geneva as well as member countries of PIC/S. It is the largest investor and the highest tax payer in the pharmaceutical sector of Pakistan. It is also the highest exporter of pharmaceutical products, taking pride in having received the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Export Trophy from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan for 13 consecutive years.

The Indus Hospital:

In the year 2007, The Indus Hospital (TIH) started as a 150 bed, state-of-the-art, tertiary healthcare facility providing quality treatment free-of-cost to every patient. It has now evolved into a 300-bed hospital and by the year 2024, the capacity would increase to 1000 beds after expansion. Hospital’s expenses are entirely funded through donations, Zakat and Sadqaat.