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4th New Session Ameer ud Din Medical College MBBS Admission 2016
(Press Release)
 
LGH has started Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery (Monday, June 29, 2015)
Lahore General Hospital has started Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for those living with Parkinson’s disease, creating hope for such patients in Pakistan.
The DBS is a rare procedure not available in any other public sector hospital of the country.
The DBS is a procedure involving implantation of brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses through implanted electrodes to specific parts of brain (brain nucleus) for the treatment of disorders.
Prof Khalid Mahmood, who has got training from US and UK for DBS surgery, said nine more patients from Karachi, Islamabad and South Punjab were admitted in the hospital for treatment. He said their operations would be conducted before Eid-ul-Fitr.
He further said this kind of operation was usually complicated requiring seven to nine hours. He said mostly patients belonging to Middle East and Saudi Arabia were being operated in Pakistan and this was a good news for the locals who earlier used to go abroad for programming after every three or four months.
Expressing concern over increasing number of patients with Parkinson’s disease in Pakistan, he said that treatments could help relieve symptoms and slow progress of the chronic debilitating disease to help individuals live a better quality life.
“Though the disease can affect anyone, it usually emerges in people over the age of 60. The diagnosis is based on medical history and a methodical neurological examination as the symptoms can be caused by other neurological problems, head trauma and even medication,” he added.
He said that symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include shaking of legs, arms and hands and patients felt stress in their legs. In its acute form, it became difficult for patients to keep their head still, he said, adding that such patients become dependent for the rest of their life. He said although the treatment was expensive in Pakistan as it costs Rs.2 million. He said Shakeel Ahmed, a resident of Sheikhupura, underwent DBS surgery for which funds were provided by the Punjab Government
Explaining the process of DBS, he said very delicate electrodes connected with a battery were installed in small holes drilled on both sides of the head of a patient. “The battery is placed under the skin in the chest of the patient which works like a heart pacemaker,” he said.
 
Thalassemia Workshop (Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM)
Program: Download
Organized by:  Department of Pediatric PGMI/AMC/LGH
Venue: Conference Room, Pediatric Department, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
 
2nd Alumni of PGMI (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM)
2nd Alumni of Postgraduate Medical Institute will be held at Ali Institute Auditorium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore. (Near Gulab Devi Hospital)
Last Date of Registration: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Program: Download
Registration Fee:
Professors                     Rs. 2,000/-
Associate Prof.              Rs. 1,500/-
Assistant Prof.               Rs. 1,500/-
Demonstrators/PGRs      Rs.1,000/-
 
6th Convocation of PGMI (April 20, 2015)
6th Convocation 2015 of Postgraduate Medical Institute will be held at Pearl Continental Hotel,  Lahore on Monday, April 20, 2015.
 
Sports Week of PGMI/AMC
20.02.2015, Friday Cricket Match at Model Town Ground from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
21.02.2015, Saturday Table Tennis
22.02.2015, Sunday Sports at Punjab Stadium
23.02.2015, Monday Sports at Punjab Stadium from 10:00 AM to onward
24.02.2015, Tuesday Sports at Punjab Stadium from 10:00 AM to onward
25.02.2015, Wednesday Sports at Punjab Stadium from 08:00 AM to onward
(Closing of Sports Week)
 
5th Annual Scientific Symposium 2015  (Feb 18-19, 2015)
5th Annual Scientific  Symposium 2015 of Postgraduate Medical Institute/Ameer-ud-Din Medical College/Lahore General Hospital will be held at Neuro Auditorium, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore on February 18-19. Registration will be on Jan 18, 2015 at 08:30 AM
 
Award Distribution Ceremony    (Jan 17, 2015)
A function in honor of position holders of MS and FCPS Orthopedic specialization Examination held  at Orthopedic Department of Lahore General Hospital. Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra distributed shields among the position holder doctors and appreciated their performance. Prof. Irfan Mahboob, MS LGH Dr. Saeed Soban and faculty members of the institute were also present of the occasion.
 
Movement Disorder Clinic at LGH on Every Saturday  (Jan 16, 2015)
With a view to improve clinical services in Neurosurgery Department of Lahore General Hospital (LGH), a combined “Movement Disorder Clinic” is going to start on every Saturday from 11:00am to 01:00pm. All the cases with movement disorders including Parkinson disease, Distonia, Chorea, essential tramers would be examined in Neurosurgery OPD on Saturday in room no.4.

Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra informed that a Multi Disciplinary Team headed by Prof. of Neurosurgery Dr. Khalid Mehmood has been constituted for the treatment of movement disorder patients. The other members of the team are included Neuro-physician Dr. Shahid Mukhtar and Physiotherapist Hafiz Ijaz. Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra further said that earlier a special procedure of Deep Brain Stimulation was also introduced in the LGH for the treatment of Parkinson and other Neuro disorders and the new invention of Movement Disorder Clinic will further enhance the facilities for the treatment of neurological disorders.
 
Security  Measures at PGMI / LGH   (Jan 13, 2015)
Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has directed to keep vigilant eye at inside and outside security arrangements of PGMI/LGH. He has ordered the contractors of hospital canteen and car parking to submit the testimonials of their staff to the administration within two days for police verification. He has also banned entry of any irrelevant person to nursing school during study hours.

Prof. Vohra has asked the staff to display identity cards during duty hours in accordance with the security policy of the Punjab Government and ensure all the arrangements done for safety. He told that Medical Superintendent LGH and Additional Dean PGMI have been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure security of backside areas of the buildings and keep the guards alert. He further said that all the in charge officers have been made duty bound in black and white to monitor their subordinate staff and keep the record of those who meet them during office time. He said that in the back drop of current situation in the country, the security of LGH and PGMI would be ensured by adopting strict measures and no negligence or lethargy on the part of staff or officers would be tolerated.
 
Interview of Principal, PGMI/AMC/LGH on City42     ( Jan 3, 2015)
TV Channel, City 42 will telecast interview of Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra, regarding PGMI/AMC/LGH affiars today night from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM and then re-telecast at  01:00 AM to 02:00 AM &  08:00 AM to 09:00 AM tomorrow, Sunday,  Jan 4, 2014.
 
Faculty & building for AMC    ( Jan 3, 2015)
The Ameer-ud-din Medical College (AMC), Lahore, has completed its two years without its own faculty and building. This is a rare precedent in the medical education of Punjab. The college was established in December 2012.
Principal PGMI, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra, said  that PGMI was facing shortage of 10 professors, 12 associate and 15 assistant professors.
Mr Vohra said I also proposed the construction of multistory twin towers on the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) premises to provide a building to the AMC students. He said he had proposed 24 kanals at the LGH for the twin towers.
Health Secretary, Mr. Jawad Rafiq Malik said said the proposal by the PGMI principal for more faculty was under consideration. He said the health department had sought approval from the chief minister to fill in positions through ad hoc appointments.
He also made it clear the appointment of a separate faculty for the AMC might take time due to some issues but the department was considering the construction of a separate building for the AMC.
 
310 Doctors selected for admission 2015.  ( Jan 2, 2015)
Principal, PGMI, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has said that 310 doctors have been selected for admission 2015 for specialized medical diploma and degree courses at PGMI.  Dengue training has been made compulsory for new admission holders which would continue till January, 31. Those doctors who will not join within 15 days after commencement of classes would lose their admissions, the principal said.
Prof. Vohra said that PGMI has been serving since 41 years and it is the only medical institute in Punjab which is being attended by national as well as international students for specialized medical courses. He further said that PGMI doctors have rendered their services in medical and educational fields both in Pakistan and abroad.
He said that it is due to impressive reputation of PGMI that record 2200 doctors have applied for admission this year and only those candidates have been entertained who meet the merit. He told that 250 admission holders belong to private sector while remaining 60 are working in government hospitals.
 
Honorarium for the employees  ( Jan 01, 2015)
Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has announced one month honorarium for the employees who served with professional efficiency and devotion during 2014. The principal has written letters to all the heads of departments to recommend the names of employees working under them with remarkable performance up to 5th January, 2015.
Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra said that like 2012 and 2013, doctors, nurses and paramedics paid special attention to dengue patients in accordance with Chief Minister’s direction and all the dengue patients returned their homes after recovery by the grace of God. He expressed his resolution to create maximum awareness regarding polio through employees of PGMI, LGH, AMC, Nursing School LGH and Allied Health Paramedical School in order to eliminate this menace from our country. He said that eradication of Polio is a must to save new generation from disability.
Prof. Vohra said that anti Polio campaign can be made successful by doing away with negative propaganda and misunderstanding about polio vaccination. He stressed upon the doctors, nurses and paramedics to provide counselling to attendants of patients and street masses for convincing them in favor of polio drops. This will make people cooperate with health workers going door to door for polio vaccination and facilitate them accordingly.
 
New leadership of PMA Lahore  ( Dec 20, 2014)
General Secretary of Medical Teachers Association PGMI Dr. Sikandar Hayat Gondal has congratulated Dr. Tanveer Anwar for winning the slot of President Pakistan Medical Association Lahore along with his panel unopposed. In his message of felicitation, he expressed the hope that the new leadership of PMA Lahore would try its best to resolve the issues of less number of staffers in medical colleges and hospitals, promotion of doctors and provision of better medical facilities for masses. He also emphasized to pay heed towards improving security of medical institutions keeping in view present state of affairs.
 
Sad demise of Prof. Bashir Ahmed   ( Dec 14, 2014)
Prof. Bashir Ahmed served the ailing humanity through out his life. He was pioneer of department of Nuero Surgery at Lahore General Hospital as he established this department 50 years ago in 1964. He was the first Professor of Neuro Surgery in Punjab. His services would be recalled for a long time.
This was expressed by Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra, Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital, here today commenting over the demise of Prof. Bashir Ahmed.
Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra, who is also Vice President Pakistan Association of Neuro Surgeons, said that Prof. Bashir Ahmed earned fame through his professional skills and commitment with his noble cause. He was very compassionate and kind to patients as well as his juniors. He was well-known not only in Pakistan but also abroad having a long queue of students. He also served as the Principal King Edward Medical College, Lahore. Prof. Vohra said that services of Prof. Bashir Ahmed would not be forgotten for long and his mission to serve the ailing humanity would be continued.
 
Result of MBBS first professional AMC. (Dec 07, 2014)
Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has said that PGMI has excelled both in academia and professionalism in the country as well as all over the world and Ameer ud Din Medical College, associated with PGMI, has followed the same footsteps by producing best results in the whole province in its opening session of MBBS First Professional.
He expressed these views while addressing the ceremony held in honor of position holders of MBBS first professional here today at Ameer ud Din Medical College. The students Aesha Waheed, Ayesha Riaz and Noor ul ain Shahid secured first, second and third positions in the college respectively and were given cash prizes by the Principal in the ceremony. The function was attended by the faculty members, Dr. Tanveer Anwar President PMA Lahore, Dr. Sikandar Hayat Gondal General Secretary Medical Teachers Association, Dr. Bushra Suhail Additional Dean, students and their parents.
 
Approval of 04 new buses for the students of AMC (Nov 14, 2014)
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has given approval to give four buses for the students of Amir Ud Din Medical College, affiliated with Lahore General Hospital. Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra told in this regard that the buses would be handed over to college during current year and it would facilitate students a long way. He also expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister on behalf of students as well as faculty.
 
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) operations at LGH (Nov 01, 2014)
Principal PGMI Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has said that two “Deep Brain Stimulation” (DBS) operations, first time in Pakistan have been carried out successfully at Lahore General Hospital which has opened door for the patients of Parkinson and muscular stress to rid the disease. A patient named Shakeel Ahmed, resident of Sheikhupura, underwent DBS operation for which funds were provided by the Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif. Young Professor of Surgery Dr. Khalid Mahmood of LGH who has attained special training from USA and Britain for this kind of surgery conducted these DBS operations. He said that Punjab Government had provided a grand of Rs.50 million for the purchase of equipment.
Prof. Vohra revealed these details while addressing a press conference along with Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood here today. He said that Dr. Khalid Mahmood would now be available to check such patients at LGH and hence they would not have to go abroad for treatment of Parkinson and muscular pain. He said that although this treatment is very expensive in Pakistan as it costs Rs. 20 lac however this cost is only 20 % of expenses at foreign countries. He told that the operation takes almost 6 to 9 hours.
 
Election of Pakistan Society of Neuro Surgeons.    ( October 30, 2014)
Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra, Principal, PGMI/AMC/LGH has been elected as Senior Vice President, Pakistan Society of Neuro Surgeons. The annual elections held during a society meeting here today wherein as many as 150 members of the society took part in the process.
After his election, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra said in a statement that he believes in up dated knowledge of young surgeons and more and more research opportunities for them. He said that Pakistan Society of Neuro Surgeons is an effective forum to solve the problems and issues of neuro surgeons and he would serve his community with his level best abilities.
 
6th Workshop on TOACS for FCPS-MCPS Pediatrics
Workshop was held on 29th - 30th October,  2014 with the Collaboration of CPSP Regional Centre, Lahore at Pediatrics department, LGH, Lahore
4th Certified Diabetes Nurse Education Workshop
Workshop was held on October 22, 25 & 29,  2014 with the Collaboration of  Pakistan Medical Association & Pakistan Nursing Council at Diabetes Endocrine & Metabolic Centre Medical Unit I, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.
 
Appointment of Prof. Tahir Jamil Ahmed, Prof of Dermatology  &
Retirement of Dr. Ahmed Salman Waris, Prof. of Urology
.   (Oct 11, 2014)
Dr. Tahir Jamil Ahmed has taken the charge as Professor of Dermatology at Lahore General Hospital & Post Graduate Medical Institute whereas Professor of Urology Dr. Ahmed Salman Waris has retired after completing his employment tenure. Principal PGMI and LGH Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has admired and acknowledged the services of Dr. Ahmed Salman Waris and expressed the hope that his successor Dr. Tahir Jamil would continue with the same spirit and passion to serve the ailing humanity.
 
Jashan-e-Azadi Walk
Jashan-e-Azadi Walk was held on Tuesday, 12th August,  2014 at   6-Birdwood Road, PGMI/AMC to Shadman Chowk, Lahore.
 
Seminar on Thalassemia awareness
A seminar on Thalassemia awareness was held in Awan Auditorium, PGMI/AMC, 6-Birdwood Road, Lahore on Thursday, 8th May, 2014  with the collaboration of PGMI and institute of Child Health, Lahore.
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of the Punjab  was the Chief Guest.
 
Thalassemia awareness walk
A Thalassemia awareness walk was held in Postgraduate medical Institute/Ameer- ud-Din Medical College, 6-Birdwood Road, Lahore on Wednesday 7th May, 2014 at 10:00 AM arranged by Prof. Shamsa Hamayun, Project Director, Punjab Thalassemia Prevention Programme with the collaboration of PGMI and institute of Child Health, Lahore.
Walk started from PGMI & ended at Jail Road, Lahore.
Khawaja Salman Rafiq, Health Advisor to CM was the Chief Guest
 
40th Foundation day of PGMI
A grand function has been held on Wednesday, 22nd April,  2014 . Alumni were invited to participate the event.
 

       

 

 

 

 

 

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