Indus Hospital Enhances Cerebral Palsy Care with Expert Collaboration in Karachi

Karachi, In its continued effort to advance care for patients with cerebral palsy (CP), Indus Hospital and Health Network recently hosted Dr. Donald Kephart, a renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon from UCSF. His visit is part of the hospital’s commitment to elevating the standard of CP care through expert collaborations and comprehensive treatment approaches.

According to Indus Hospital and Health Network, Dr. Kephart’s expertise in gait analysis and multilevel surgical care has brought new insights to the hospital’s team, comprising residents, physiotherapists, and pediatricians, on effectively managing and evaluating cerebral palsy. This initiative underscores the hospital’s dedication to integrating cutting-edge practices into their services, especially in a resource-limited setting like Karachi.

The hospital offers a multidisciplinary approach to CP management, providing services such as neuroimaging, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, orthotics, and psychosocial support, all free of charge. The forthcoming addition of Pediatric Neurology in the new hospital building project in Korangi aims to further enhance patient outcomes.

The event also featured a session on ‘Cerebral Palsy – Orthopedic Management,’ drawing participants from across the city and featuring talks by national leaders in pediatric orthopedics, fostering a broader dialogue on improving CP care.

As Indus Hospital continues to expand its facilities and services, the focus remains on strengthening partnerships with global experts like Dr. Kephart and pushing forward with innovations that promise better care for CP patients in Pakistan and beyond.

Indus Hospital Enhances Cerebral Palsy Care with Expert Collaboration in Karachi


Karachi, In its continued effort to advance care for patients with cerebral palsy (CP), Indus Hospital and Health Network recently hosted Dr. Donald Kephart, a renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon from UCSF. His visit is part of the hospital’s commitment to elevating the standard of CP care through expert collaborations and comprehensive treatment approaches.



According to Indus Hospital and Health Network, Dr. Kephart’s expertise in gait analysis and multilevel surgical care has brought new insights to the hospital’s team, comprising residents, physiotherapists, and pediatricians, on effectively managing and evaluating cerebral palsy. This initiative underscores the hospital’s dedication to integrating cutting-edge practices into their services, especially in a resource-limited setting like Karachi.



The hospital offers a multidisciplinary approach to CP management, providing services such as neuroimaging, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, orthotics, and psychosocial support, all free of charge. The forthcoming addition of Pediatric Neurology in the new hospital building project in Korangi aims to further enhance patient outcomes.



The event also featured a session on ‘Cerebral Palsy – Orthopedic Management,’ drawing participants from across the city and featuring talks by national leaders in pediatric orthopedics, fostering a broader dialogue on improving CP care.



As Indus Hospital continues to expand its facilities and services, the focus remains on strengthening partnerships with global experts like Dr. Kephart and pushing forward with innovations that promise better care for CP patients in Pakistan and beyond.

Indus Hospital and Health Network Collaborates with Jetpur Memon Association to Promote Women’s Health

Karachi, Indus Hospital and Health Network (IHHN) participated in a Mother’s Day event organized by the Jetpur Memon Association’s Ladies Wing on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The event focused on raising awareness about critical health issues among women and featured a key session on “Women’s Health Over the Ages” by Dr. Fauzia Akhtar, a consultant at IHHN.

According to Indus Hospital and Health Network, Dr. Fauzia Akhtar addressed various health challenges that women face throughout their lives, such as diabetes, menstrual problems, and mental health issues. The session highlighted the importance of early screening and offered practical tips for maintaining a healthier lifestyle, engaging the audience in a meaningful dialogue about women’s health.

Following the presentation, IHHN’s Community Relations Department introduced ‘Indus Al Hasanah,’ a new initiative aimed at supporting treatment for women and children through mobilizing Zakat and Sadaqah. The initiative also encourages community members to become ambassadors for health, with several attendees signing up at the event.

IHHN expressed gratitude towards the Jetpur Memon Association (Ladies Wing) for facilitating this vital community engagement and is looking forward to further strengthening this collaboration to promote women’s health and wellbeing.

World High Blood Pressure Day Marked with Key Health Event at Badin Hospital

Badin, Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhro Civil Hospital Badin, managed by Indus Hospital and Health Network, observed World High Blood Pressure Day with a focused event to raise awareness about the risks of hypertension. The event highlighted the prevalence and dangers associated with high blood pressure, emphasizing the need for urgent public health interventions.

According to Indus Hospital and Health Network, Dr. Arshad Khuwaja, the cardiac in-charge at the hospital, shared concerning statistics indicating that over a quarter of Pakistan’s adult population suffers from high blood pressure, driven by factors like stress, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. Dr. Khuwaja called for immediate action to address these issues to prevent severe health outcomes associated with prolonged hypertension.

During the event, Dr. Shahnawaz Karim Mazari discussed the long-term effects of unmanaged high blood pressure, including its potential to cause chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and strokes. He stressed the importance of regular health checks and lifestyle adjustments to manage or prevent hypertension.

The day’s activities also included educational sessions aimed at increasing community understanding of hypertension. These discussions served as a vital platform for healthcare providers and community members to explore effective strategies for managing and preventing high blood pressure.

The commitment of Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhro Civil Hospital Badin and the Indus Hospital and Health Network to cardiovascular health was evident as they engaged participants in meaningful ways to combat the hypertension epidemic.

Karachi Cardiologists Highlight Alarming 44% Hypertension Rate in Pakistan


Karachi, Professor Nawaz Lashari, Head of the Department of Cardiology at Civil Hospital Karachi and President of the Pakistan Hypertension League, announced that the rate of hypertension in Pakistan has reached 44%, significantly higher than the global average of 33%. He revealed these figures during a press conference at the Karachi Press Club in observance of World Blood Pressure Day. Professor Lashari highlighted that a staggering 56% of hypertensive patients in Pakistan remain undiagnosed, posing severe risks like heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.



According to Dow University of Health Sciences, the press conference saw contributions from prominent cardiologists who stressed the substantial economic and social impacts of untreated hypertension. They emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, avoiding vaping, and adopting the DASH diet to combat this public health challenge. The experts also underlined the critical role of regular exercise and stress management in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.



Professor Feroze Memon pointed out the dire consequences of untreated high blood pressure, including the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. He urged for early detection and management to mitigate these risks. The meeting also addressed the rising prevalence of hypertension among younger populations, particularly young women, underscoring the necessity for tailored medical interventions based on individual health profiles.

Muzaffargarh Hospital Hosts Pediatric Emergency Workshop to Enhance Regional Healthcare

Muzaffargarh, The Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital (RTEH) recently concluded a two-day workshop titled “From Crises to Confidence: Navigating Pediatric Emergencies with Resuscitation and Trauma Expertise,” aimed at boosting the pediatric emergency care skills of healthcare professionals across various regions including Lahore, Multan, and DG Khan.

According to Indus Hospital and Health Network, the workshop was led by Dr. Saba Laila along with facilitators Dr. Uzma Khurram Sheikh, Dr. Saba Aslam, and Dr. Rashid Lalhaira. Dr. Sameera Fatima, a consultant in pediatric emergency at RTEH, played a pivotal role as the focal person, ensuring the workshop’s success and its meaningful impact on participants. The training emphasized the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) approach and included specialized sessions on trauma resuscitation.

Participants from diverse healthcare backgrounds engaged in hands-on skill stations and comprehensive training sessions that focused on enhancing their ability to recognize and manage critical pediatric cases efficiently. The primary goal of the event was to empower healthcare providers with the necessary expertise to improve pediatric care outcomes throughout the region.

This initiative is part of RTEH’s ongoing commitment to continuous education and the professional development of healthcare workers, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle pediatric emergencies confidently and effectively.