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GENE XPERT MACHINE INAUGURATION CEREMONY HELD AT MALC
In a simple ceremony held at the MALC Head Office, Sardar Yaseen Malik, Chairman - Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd., inaugurated the GenXpert Module 4 machine which was very generously donated by him. The inclusion of this device will enhance the TB diagnostic facility of MALC. The event was well attended by long-term supporters and friends of MALC. The guests were welcomed by the management of MALC. Mr. Lobo (CEO, MALC) welcomed all the guests and thanked every single supporter for the help they have extended over the years. Dr. Ali Murtaza (Director, Training and Community Development) briefed the audience about the TB control activities of MALC across Pakistan through our 157 centres. He also elaborated on how the inclusion of GeneXpert Module 4 will enhance the diagnostic facility by providing results in less than 2 hours, as compared to the conventional sputum microscopy, which takes two days to produce the results. Sardar Yaseen Malik lauded the commendable work done by MALC for not only TB, but Leprosy and Blindness Control as well. Dr. Pfau, in her concluding remarks, thanked Sardar Yaseen Malik for his generous donation and appreciated the fact he felt the pain and trauma of the TB patients. Mr. Savio Pereira (Director, HR/Admin) presented the Vote of Thanks and appreciated the generous donation by Sardar Yasin Malik. Furthermore, he thanked everyone for attending this event and also applauded the perseverance and dedication of Mr. Aziz Khan (Consultant, MALC) and the MALC Resource Mobilization Department for bringing in the new technology.
HBL FOUNDATION SPONSORS 2 SURGICAL EYE CAMPS CONDUCTED IN SOHBAT PUR
AND BHAAG (BALUCHISTAN)
Both camps were held in Baluchistan and registered an overwhelming response to the FREE OF CHARGE services on offer, proudly sponsored by HBL Foundation. During the camp at Sohbat Pur, a total number of 1,455 patients availed eye care services. 150 surgeries were conducted and among them 128 Cataract surgeries with IOL were performed (61 male & 67 female patients). Additionally, there were 18 minor surgeries performed as well (9 male & 9 female child patients).
In Bhaag, a total number of 824 patients availed of the eye care services where 113 surgeries were conducted this time. Among these services there were 103 Cataract surgeries performed with IOL (53 male & 50 female patients) as well as 8 minor surgeries on 4 male and 4 female children. These surgical eye camps provided some much needed relief to the people living in such hard-to-reach and remote areas of Baluchistan.