ISLAMABAD – On the occasion of World Kidney Day, the PAF Hospital Islamabad organised a seminar to create awareness regarding various kidney diseases.
Major General Safdar Abbas (Retd), Chief Executive of PAF Hospital was the chief guest at the occasion. Expressing his views at the seminar, Professor Dr. Saeed Akhter said that kidney diseases are a big challenge in the country. He added that according to recent studies, most of the people who died of Covid had history of kidney disease. He said that there is a dire need to create awareness among masses about kidney diseases because “prevention is better than cure.” He said that timely diagnosis of kidney disease was crucial in preventing serious conditions. He urged the Pakistani media to play their role for creating awareness about the disease.
Addressing the seminar, the chief guest expressed his gratitude to Professor Dr Saeed Akhtar and his team for establishing kidney transplant facility in a short span of time. He said that the establishment of a tertiary care kidney centre has been a fine example of team work, backed by relentless commitment of Pakistan Air Force towards building this hospital into a high standard healthcare facility.
Department of Urology & Kidney Transplant at PAF hospital is evolving as a state-of-the-art department for kidney-related ailments under the leadership of world renowned urologist and transplant surgeon Professor Dr. Saeed Akhter.
The department has full spectrum of kidney related diagnostic and therapeutic facilities including dialysis, lithotripsy, endoscopic treatment of stones using laser and laparoscopic surgery for kidney cancers and treatment of all major urological cancers and reconstructive procedures, said a press release.