Prof Tariq Iqbal has designed and established a state-of-the-art Burn Care Center at PIMS which was inaugurated by the President Islamic Republic of Pakistan on December 6, 2007. This is the first of its kind in the public sector of Pakistan and rather South East Asia that is established in accordance with the latest International standards for the management of Acute Burn Care and long-term sequel. In last 14 years this center has emerged as the best facility in the country to treat all sorts of major burns and have managed more than 150,000 patients with recovery rate that is comparable to such centers of the developed world.
Post-graduate Training Programme
To start Postgraduate Training in Burns Specialty was a long awaited dream to continue the legacy of advanced Burn Care in the country. Since 2014, Prof. Tariq Iqbal, has introduced in the Centre, First Time in the Country, postgraduate teaching programmes in Burns for doctors, recognized by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Currently, 08 fellows (MS Burns Surgery) are under training at this Centre. Following programmes are currently running in BCC:1-MS Burn Surgery Level III (6 Years)
2- Postgraduate Fellowship Level IV (2 Years)These training programmes are offered under the patronage of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU). During a recent visit of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to BCC, the Expert Panel highly appreciated the academic environment of BCC and termed it an “Islands of Excellence” within the SZABMU. All treatments at this center are provided free of cost to all patients. This is the pioneer center in the country that introduced the latest management protocols for acute burn care including the transplantation of synthetic skin and usage of Bio-dressings, with the result that the patient’s recovery data of this center is comparable with those of developed world.
Burn victim’s mortality rate in Pakistan is beyond proportion when compared with other countries. For instance, in our country, Mortality rate of a major burn i.e. 40-50% body surface area is 86%, whereas it is less than 20% in developed world.
This center has introduced 1st time in the country many advanced techniques and materials including synthetic skin and biological dressings that are being practiced in the best centers of developed countries to manage acute burns.
Post-graduate Training Programmes
To start Postgraduate Training in Burns Specialty was a long awaited dream to continue the legacy of advanced Burn Care in the country. Since 2014, Prof. Tariq Iqbal, has introduced in the Centre, First Time in the Country, postgraduate teaching programmes in Burns for doctors, recognized by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Currently, 08 fellows (MS Burns Surgery) are under training at this Centre. Following programmes are currently running in BCC:
1- MS Burn Surgery Level III (6 Years)
2- Postgraduate Fellowship Level IV (2 Years)
These training programmes are offered under the patronage of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU). During a recent visit of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to BCC, the Expert Panel highly appreciated the academic environment of BCC and termed it an “Islands of Excellence” within the SZABMU.
• Superior compassionate patient/family –centered approach that is respectful and sensitive to patient needs and values
• Promoting preventive cardiology by following the principle of prevention is better than cure
• prompt diagnosis and treatment to save and reduce heart damage by promoting PPCI
• Providing convenient access to those with financial constraints to prevent and treat heart related diseases without delay
• Educating the finest medical professionals of tomorrow in the field of cardiology
• Promoting a research-oriented environment
Out patient door services:-
• Cardiology Clinic.
• CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CLINIC.
• CARDIAC SURGERY CLINIC.
• PRE ANESTHESIA CLINIC.
• HEART FAILURE CLINIC.
• CT ANGIOGRAM.
• NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY.
• ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY INCLUDING TOE AND STRESS ECHO.
• HOLTER MONITOING.
• AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING.
• PACEMAKER PROGRAMMING.
• TILT TABLE TESTING.
• RANDOM EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS FOR PATIENTS/ATTENDANTS.
OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE BEST PROMPT EVIDENCE BASED MEDICAL SERVICES TO CARDIAC PATIENTS IN EMERGENCY .our emergency department is o7 bedded equipped with cardiac monitors, oxygen supply and defibrillators with acute emergency medicine and resuscitation facilities
Cardiac emergency in a makeshift /temporary facility near the entry to the cardiac centre
THE LIST INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
➢ CHEST PAIN/ACS
➢ ACUTE HEART FAILURE AND PULMONARY OEDEMA.
➢ HYPERTENSIVE URGENCIES AND EMERGENCIES.
➢ PERICARDIAL EFFUSION/PLEURAL EFFUSION.
➢ MODS/MOFS WITH CARDIAC INVOLVEMENT.
➢ CCF WITH DECOMPENSATION.
➢ POST CARDIAC SURGICAL PATIENTS WITH COMMPICATION LIKE STUCK PROSTHETIC VALVES.
➢ PULMONARY EMBLISM.
➢ CARDIAC DYSARYTHMIAS.
➢ CARDIOGENIC SHOCK.
➢ CARDIAC ARREST.
➢ POST MI MECHANICAL COMPLICATIONS.
➢ ENDOCARDITIS MYOCARDITIS AND PERICARDITIS.
➢ LIMITED PPCI COVERAGE FREE OF COST.
➢ CARDIAC SURGICAL ICU.
➢ CARDIOLOGY WARD.
➢ CARDIAC SURGERY WARD.
➢ CARDIAC PRIVATE WARD INCLUDING VIP AND VVIP chambers.
➢ Cardiac surgical ICU.
➢ PRE CATHERIZATION WARD/HDU.
➢ CARDIAC CATHERIZATION.
➢ CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES.
1. FCPS CARDIOLOGY 3 YEARS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME after IMM APPROVED BY CPSP PAKISTAN
2. MD cardiology 6 years PROGRAMME APPROVED BY SZABMU Pakistan
3. MD interventional cardiology 2years post FCPS/MD FELLOWSHIP APPROVED BY SZABMU
4. Mrotations of PG trainees from allied med and surgical departments
5. Academic sessions for students of FMC
6. BLS/ACLS workshop on quarterly basis
7. Workshops on cardiac catheterization
8. Workshop on ECG
9. WORKSHOPS ON SYNOPSIS/DISSERTATION WRITING
All Faculty members of cardiac centre are educators. We teach students ,trainees, peers and other health professionals daily at the bedside and on rounds, in clinical and research conferences and in formal and informal lectures.
Our academic aim is to promote research, education and mentorship
Daily morning class is conducted regularly
Academic activities under the auspices of PCS are also done twice per month
Cardiac centre also hosts annual cardiology updates at bhurban pc and is attended by national and international renowned faculty
Similarly we are actively participating to achieve the goals of Pakistan hypertension league, aims and objectives WHO world heart day.
We are part of documenting cath data under the auspices of PSIC
(MONTHLY ACADEMIC ROSTER IS HEREBY ATTACHED)