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Deputy Speaker PA inaugurates Muslim Aid

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.

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