WFH representative Mr. Brian O’ Mahony arrival in Islamabad on a 04 days visit to Pakistan on 10th of October 2019 at 1330 hrs. He was received at the airport by Dr. Munawar Sher Khan, President HPWS Rawalpindi and Mr. Masood Fareed Malik, President HFP.
They met Dr Anjum Javeed, Joint Exec Director of PIMS and programme manager for all health projects for MOH & discussed need for adult facility at PIMS & procurement methods for CFCs.
A PC-I for a Blood Disease Centre at PIMS was prepared in 2009 & the need to reactivate it was also considered.
There was a visit to HTC at children hospital PIMS Islamabad. A brief presentation was given by Prof Dr. Tahira Zafar Director HTC HPWS about the current state of Haemophilia care in the country and the challenges and obstacles faced by the patients and the care givers. The development of an adult HTC at PIMS with support from the ED and hospital management was appreciated. It will be commissioned in a couple of weeks.
After this Mr. Brian was taken to MOH in Islamabad to meet Director MOH ,Razia Safdar. & Rai Nasser, Chief Economist of Planning Division of MOH and Meeting with Razia Safdar, Director, MOH and Rai Nasser, Chief Economist of Planning Division of MOH &discussed the development of an adult OPD facility at PIMS and Government procurement of CFC’s.
After a really busy afternoon for our jet lagged guest a nice dinner at Islamabad club was hosted by HPWS Rawalpindi. Members of BOG were also invited to meet Mr. Brian O’ Mahony and share views with him.