Department of Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy)


Dr. SAJID GHAFOOR

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

 DEPARTMENT WISE FACULTY POSITION ACCORDING TO PMDC FORMAT

 

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PM & DC

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Date of Birth

01 42810-P ­- Dr. Sajid Ghafoor Consultant/ HOD MBBS, DMRT 31303-1598726-1 31-12-1975
02 49672-P  

Dr. Faiz Rasool M.O/ Admn. Registrar MBBS 31303-2355974-5 26-12-1980
03 38509-P Dr. Huma Ahmed W. M. O MBBS, FCPS 33202-1265803-0 04-04-1978
04 78118-P Dr. Maryam Talib W. M. O MBBS 31304-0369985-6 06-01-1989

Establishment:

The Department of Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy) was established in 2006 in the old building of Sheikh Zayed Hospital (previous DHQ) and from this year (2010) it has been shifted as a separate unit in PP Block. The department started its function with OPD facility, along with indoor admission and chemotherapy service.

Head Of The Department:

  • Dr Khalid Shabbir was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department since 2006 to January 2014 and retired.
  • Baqa Jillani Principal Medical Officer was appointed as Head of Department from 24th January 2014 to 1st December 2014 and retired.
  • Presently Headed by Dr Sajid Ghafoor Consultant Oncologist after the retirement of Dr. Baqa Jillani P.M.O.

Admn Registrar/Medical Officer:

  • Dr Faiz Rasool was appointed as Registrar on regular basis since 2009 is still running the show with the help of two Medical Officers.

Facilities:

  • Outdoor patient care
  • Indoor patient care
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Round the clock emergency cover with collaboration of medical units
  • Undergraduate & Postgraduate teaching

List of Training Program:

1. Undergraduates

  • Two weeks of clinical attachment in cancer ward includes introduction of the specialty Five hours of instructions on definition and diagnosis of cancer
  • Concept of staging & methods of treatment
  • Importance of early detection and screening
  • Medical Student, Technician and Students of Pharmacy, learn about the management of common malignancies.
  • Medical Students also take part in Grand Rounds & Case Presentation during their attachment.

2. Postgraduates

Postgraduate resident and doctors from other medical and surgical are provided with know how for the management of cancer patients during their mandatory rotation in our unit. They are also instructed in Palliation Care, End Stage Care of incurable patients, Early Detection and Screening as well as the art of chemotherapy administration.

Achievements:

At present the department is providing tertiary care services to the cancer patients under the expertise of consultants, trained medical officers and nursing staff. We are serving a wide catchment area, which includes South Punjab, Upper Sind & part of Baluchistan. We are doing diagnostic & staging workup, all sorts of chemotherapy, palliative care and follow up. The department is keeping record of all patients and is a focal point for National Cancer Registry. There is turnover of about 20-30 patients in every outpatient day. All kinds of pathological, hematological and radiological investigations are available here except the nuclear medicine investigations. All kinds of chemotherapy are available and are administered to patients on daily basis under supervision of expert and trained staff. From 2006 this department was working with the collaboration of Medical Unit-I, but from this year (2010) the department has been shifted from the old build (Previous DHQ) to PP Block as a separate entity. It has a consultant office, doctor’s duty room, male ward & female ward, record keeping room and office for paramedics. The future plans are to establish a full fledge Radiotherapy Facility and Nuclear Medicine Center for this thickly populated area.
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