Dr. Ghias-ud-Din Butt, Associate Prof. Head of
Nephrology Department. MRCP DBIM
Dr. Imtiaz Masroor. Senior Registrar Department
Dr. Sohail Tanvir, Registrar Department of Nephrology
Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Registrar,
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)
is one of the premier institute in the country
situated in Islamabad, providing tertiary care
to over 5 million people of the region including
most of the northern areas of the country.
The Department of Nephrology was started in 1986 as an attached unit with functioning OPD only. Since then It has progressed over the year to an independent professorial unit with one of the largest approved training programme in the country for the postgraduate doctors in FCPS and MD Nephrology recognized by College of Physicians and Surgeons, Quaid-e-Azam University and Pakistan Medical Dental Council.
The Department consists of 26-beded acute ward, 10 out patients Haemo dialysis Stations for Hepatitis B Negative and one machine for positive patients in a separate set up, providing acute and chronic dialysis. Other services include 6 days a week out patient clinics in general nephrology, transplant and hypertension. 400 patients per month attend these clinics, another 300 patients are seen as referral from emergency, other departments and outside institutions.
Every month, up to 120 patients are admitted with 70% new cases. Currently there are 110 kidney failure patients registered receiving regular maintenance Haemo dialysis twice a week with over 650-dialysis session done in a month. There is an active kidney transplant programme with 75 live related kidney transplant performed in last one decade. Innumerable other procedures such as peritoneal dialysis, diagnostic kidney biopsies, ultrasonic evaluation and temporary vascular access procedures are performed.
The postgraduate teaching and training programme that we are proud of inducts candidates for FCPS and MD through out the country. It has an active programme involving educational activities in the form of lectures, patient's management, journal club, clinical research and participation at various academic activities locally and nationally.
In the last 5 years 5 of our postgraduate trainee have received FCPS fellowship degrees from College of Physicians and Surgeons and two MD degrees from Quaid-e-Azam University. Three of our trainees have received MRCP from UK. One of our postgraduate received scholarship from International Society of Nephrology for training in Japan and one overseas postgraduate trainee from Somalia is inducted into the programme on WHO Scholarships.
The Department has hosted two very successful International Conferences in Nephrology under the auspices of Pakistan Society of Nephrology and International Society of Nephrology. Over 20 papers and topics have been presented in clinical research conducted in the Department in the last five years and in the future are planning to host the Middle East Society of Nephrology Conference with participation at Asia Pacific Level.
Kidney failure patients not only demand comprehensive medical care but require tremendous financial commitment because dialysis and transplant drugs are very expansive and beyond the reach of 90% of the patients. Each year the Department through its collective efforts collects several Lacs rupees to look after the needs of these destitute patients in providing them this life saving treatment.
In the end, the Department operates in a relaxed, friendly environment with emphasis on teamwork and dedication to provide patient care in a timely fashion with humane touch
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