KIH News & Events

Kulsum International Hospital Celebrates World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Its was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more then 150 countries. This day, each October, thousands of supports come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on people’s life worldwide.
To commemorate this day’s importance, a seminar on “World Mental Health Day” was held on 13th October, at Kulsum International Hospital. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, our clinical Psychologist delivered a comprehensive speech on Depression, where the core topic was “Depression- a Global Crisis”. He explained in detail the symptoms as well as the remedies of this mental disease. Participants found this seminar very helpful.

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Laboratory Accreditation Workshop at Kulsum International Hospital

Kulsum International Hospital is a certified participant of College of American Pathologists (CAP) Proficiency Testing & Quality Management Program. Quality conscious instinct of laboratory professionals has directed their attention towards “ISO 15189:2007 Accreditation.” This standard accreditation is specific for Pathological Laboratories and Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) is an authorized body to accredit pathological laboratories within Pakistan. KIH Laboratory started its journey for the above mentioned accreditation last year and has now arranged an awareness workshop (Courtesy: PNAC) for peer group which is in fact one of the chain-step of the series. Thus KIH, once again, has provided a platform to the professionals for capacity building in quality diagnostics.
Mr. Ateeq-ur-Rehman Memon, Director Trainings Pathological Labs, was the facilitator of the workshop from PNAC. This valuable workshop was attended by many laboratory personnel of the twin cities including Dr. Haroon Khan, Dr. Aftab Ahmed Khan, Zain Ahmed, Tahir Jamal, Wajid Kiyani, Sami Ullah, Noreen Ajmal, Farhana Naz, Shafqat Ali, Najam Farooq, Maqsood Ali, Aamir Mehmood, Azhar Rashid, Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Rauf and Zeeshan Ali. At the end of the day Dr. Saleem Khan (Chief Operating Officer, KIH) gave profound vote of thanks to the facilitator and the participants.

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Dr. Salman khan embraced martyrdom on the 12th of september 2012

Dr. Salman Shaheed achieved his life’s much coveted desire for Shahadat. The impact and ripple effect of event was felt far and wide,touching the hearts and souls of all those whom he had touched as a friend, a relative, colleague and a doctor. We became one short of a gifted doctor, a pious and humane human being. Allah had endowed him with an exceptional outer knowledge of a scholar and inner wisdom of a saint. He dealt with colleagues without ever imposing himself. Humility and kindness were his signature qualities. He had spent years looking after the poor and ailing in the public hospitals of Karachi and Islamabad and sported a mellow and compassionate corner in his heart for them. A ‘momin’, a ‘sabir’, a’sadiq’, a ‘zakir’,a ‘motassadeq’, a ‘saim’, a’qaanay’,’ a ‘hafiz a farooghi’ a true example of a practicing muslim.He will always be remembered for the imprints he has left, so imperceptibly in our minds and hearts. A great son of janati parents!
May his soul rest in peace, Ameen.” Maj. Gen. ( R) Waqar Ahmed H I (M)
“Great loss for his family, friends and patients at Kulsum International Hospital. I know he is in a better place, but we will always remember him as a great human being and a very bright doctor who was extremely humane with excellent mannerism and was loved by all his peers and patients. May Allah Almighty bless his soul and keep him in Jannat-ul-Firdous.”
Prof. Dr. Iqbal Saifullah Khan
“Death of Dr.Salman is a great loss to the society in general and medical community in particular. He was a great friend and a devoted physician , who will always be remembered. May Allah grant his soul peace in Jannah. Syed Muntazir Mehdi Zaidi
Innah lillahe wainna ailyaa rajayoon

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Service Excellence On The Phone For Kulsum International Hospital First Responders

Keeping in view the importance of first responders in Healthcare, KIH’s HR department organized a training session with Nascent Pakistan. Kulsum International Hospital always thrives to invest in its human capital. We realize that service industry requires excellent human resource to provide utmost care to its clients. This is where KIH thrive to create a difference. 11 employees participated in this training session. Later on, HR Team observed post training evaluation activities and the result was about satisfactory. Keeping in view the employee motivation, now we are entering into a long term training session, where employees from different departments will be a part of this session.
Participants went through different exercises and activities to effectively learn & practice the concepts of Service excellence through telephone.

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Door To Balloon Time Achieved At Kih Was Better Than Most Us Hospitals

According to developed guidelines, hospitals need to meet a certain criteria, which entail a 90-minute or less time standard for treatment with angioplasty. This procedure starts from the moment a patient enters the hospital till the time when the balloon is inflated and blood flow is reinstated. Medicare data from about 300,000 patients in 900 different hospitals in the US, found the approximate figure of the “door to balloon” times to be a median of 96 minutes in 2005, which improved to a median of 64 minutes in 2010. The efficient and well-performing hospitals frequently attained times under 60 minutes. Good news for residents of the twin cities is that at Kulsum International Hospital, the goal is less than 60 minutes, the last patient treated (at the time of writing this article) in situation of severe heart attack received this treatment in 46 minutes, putting our performance at par with the best performing hospitals in the US.
The last case at KIH is of a 28 year old female, who had sudden onset severe chest pain while at work in her office. She was promptly taken to the Emergency department at a private hospital. ECG was performed quickly as per recommended guidelines of under 10 minutes. Severe form of Heart attack (STEMI) was diagnosed correctly, and she was rapidly transferred to Kulsum International Hospital. In just a couple of minutes, doctors advised Angiogram/ angioplasty (also known as Primary PCI) as the best course of action. She was given appropriate blood thinner medication, and was quickly transferred to the Cardiac Cath lab. One artery was found to be completely blocked and was deemed the cause of her heart attack. A balloon was pumped up in her artery within 19 minutes of her arrival time in the Cath lab. One stent was also introduced in order to hold the artery open. The total “door-to-balloon” time recorded was 46 minutes. Her chest pain resolved, ECG normalized, Heart attack stopped and the heart muscle showed no significant damage on Echocardiogram.

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World Physical Therapy day celebrated at kih on 8th sep 2012.

Kulsum International Hospital will be celebrating World Physical Therapy Day on 8th Sep’2012. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. World Confederation of Physical Therapy has developed a brand new range of materials to help you organize activities and campaigns. As in previous years, WCPT’s suggested theme is Movement for Health, and this year we’ve also produced materials with a specific message: Fit for life. We’re Encouraging physical therapists around the world to highlight the importance of physical activity throughout the lifespan.

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World Diabetes Day 2015

According to World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of diabetes deaths are now occurring in low- and middle-income countries. This is an alarming figure for third world. To make people aware of this serious disease, KIH participated in an event organized by Center of Diabetes & Liver Diseases (CDLD) headed by Dr. Saleem Qureshi (HOD, KRL Hospital) in F-9 Park Islamabad n 14th November, 2015. A seminar was arranged where medical experts shared their knowledge and experiences with huge gathering of people from all walks of life. Ambassador of the campaign was Mr. Imran Abbas (Pakistani Actor). Honored Guests included Mr. Shoaib Suddle (Socialist) and Ms. Zeba Bakhtiar (Pakistani Actress).

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