7th symposium of LNH to start from 24th


The Liaquat National Hospital (LNH) and Medical College is holding the 7th LNH Medical Symposium from February 24 to 26 under the theme of ‘Saving Patients; Protecting Doctors’. The symposium committee chairman, Dr Shakil Aqil, along with secretary Dr Salman Sharif, LNH Medical Director Dr Salman Faridi and Dr Ishrat Saleem announced this while highlighting the salient features of the multi disciplinary symposium at a pre-event media briefing at the LNH convention centre.
However, the training workshop in various fields of medicine will start from February 19 followed by scientific sessions in various disciplines of medicine. The session on Saturday and Sunday includes cardiology, brain tumor, neurology, gastroenterology, urology, oncology, chest medicine, gynaecology, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pathology.
A discussion on medical ethics of termination of pregnancy and saving patients and protecting doctors will also be held in the plenary sessions.
Dr Ishrat Saleem said the LNH is contributing to the health sector and medical education. “The activities would start from Sunday, but the main symposium would begin on February 24,” he added.
He said doctors are the assets of the society. He recalled that the last year, the symposium had yielded fruitful results that were gauged by the feedback.
Dr Shakil Aqil said the LNH left no stone unturned in providing optimum health care at reasonable prices to patients.
”Though a number of seminars are being organised at the LNH, the symposium is a mega event of the hospital which attracts delegates not only from the country, but other parts of the world as well,” he noted.
He said the people should understand the difference between negligence and compilations in case of a patient’s death and there should not be a media trial or people harassing doctors for no fault of theirs.
“Young doctors are reluctant to work in emergency due to the aggressive attitude of the people in an unpleasant incident,” he added.
Dr Salman Faridi said the LNH is a state-of-the-art hospital and is not only equipped with modern technologies but also highly qualified doctors that are the backbone of any standard hospital.
He said 125 consultants are serving in the hospital trained from Europe and Pakistan.
He announced that the Research Development Centre of the hospital will be inaugurated at the symposium.
Replying a query, he said Rs 50 million have been set aside in charity for underprivileged patients while in general, the treatment is provide at subsidised rates.