Muslim Aid Country Director Khobaib A Vahedy, Chairman Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Latif Moghal, Secretary Board of Trustee, Syed M Tanzeem Wasti, Pakistan Myasthenia Welfare Organisation (PMWO) Founder Khalid Zia, Chairman PMWO Prof. Tariq, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College, Prof. Dr. Javid Akram, President PMDC, Prof. Syed Sibt-ul-Husnain, Prof. Noshin Wasim Yousuf and officials of Jinnah hospital were also present on the occasion.
Officials of Muslim Aid (UK based NGO) and PMWO gave a detailed briefing about the Muslim Aid -PMWO plasmapheresis centre, informing that plasmapheresis was a unique project to separate blood cells from plasma and return of these blood cells to the body'scirculation, diluted with fresh plasma or substitute. While addressing the function, Muslim Aid Country Director Khobaib A Vahedy said Muslim Aid and Pakistan Myasthenia Welfare Organisation (PMWO) are working together since 2003 in the health field for the betterment of ailing humanity. We can pool our financial and technical resources through such collaborations, which will give better and optimum results. Mr. Vahedy briefed the participants about Muslim Aid activities in the various sectors in the country in general and health sector in particular.
He said that Muslim Aid and PMWO mobile plasmapheresis project is a unique and first of its kind in South Asia. This project is mobile, speedy and reliable for on spot treatment of the patients. This project includes free of cost diagnostic facility and consultation with plasmapherasis kits for deserving patients, he added.With the support of Muslim Aid, PMWO is providing comprehensive treatment of Myasthenia Gravis patients, which include medicines, plasmapheresis and thymectomy. For this purpose Muslim Aid has provided mobile ambulances and plasmapherasis equipment to PIMS hospital Islamabad and plasmapherasis equipment to Jinnah hospital Lahore, he added.
He also informed that Muslim Aid and PMWO will start plasmapheresis and thymectomy services in the hospitals of Southern Punjab. Dera Ismail Khan, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur are our targeted areas where we have planned to initiate such kind of projects. Founder PMWO, Khalid Zia told about the services and treatment which mobile plasmapheresis provides. He briefed about the diseases which mobile plasmapheresis cures include Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS), and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinationg Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Immune Trrombocytophnic Pupura (ITP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Good Pasture's Syndrome (GS), Hyper Cholestrolemia and Connectie Tissues Disorder.
While appreciating the role of Muslim Aid and PMWO, Prof. Dr. Javid Akram, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College said that the organisations should continue to play the role in the provision of health facilities to the poor and needy people of the country. In the end, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly, Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan appreciated the project and the activities of Muslim Aid-PMWO for health sector and stressed the need to initiate such projects to provide better health facilities to masses.He also gave away medals and certificates to Muslim Aid Chairman Lt. Gen (R) Khalid Latif Moghal, Country Director Khobaib A Vahedy, PMWO founder Khalid Zia, Prof. Dr. Javid Akram, Muhammad Nasrullah, Muhammad Tariq, Malik Asif Hamayun and Sana-ur-Rahman in recognitionto their services in health sector.