Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital, Islamabad on its 5th anniversary, Sunday, 25th December, 2016 launched its Liver Transplantation Program, to be headed by Dr. Najm-ul-Hassan Shah, who was appointed as the head of Hepatology & Liver Transplantation Department at a simple ceremony held at QIH.
Dr Najam has resigned from Shifa International Hospital Islamabad where he is known to have contributed to the conception, planning, execution and successful running of the only successful and sustained liver transplant program as a founder director from 2009 till 2015 and subsequently as consultant Gastroenterologist / Hepatologist.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shaukat Ali Bangash, The CEO and founder of QIH welcome Dr Najam for joining QIH and considered this a big leap forward in realizing his dream to make this great hospital a great institution in line with his vision to serve the nation. He described Dr Najam's joining of QIH a gift to the nation on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of QIH and birth date of the founder of the nation.
Dr Najam thanked Dr Bangash and the management of QIH for trusting him to lead the Liver Transplant program and pledged to use his experience and energies to try and set up a Liver Transplant program that can respond to the expectations of the patients and professionals.
He added that QIH has a great potential to hold an expanded Liver Transplant program due to its location and state of the art infrastructure that will help to promote safe Organ Transplantation and subject to the speed and availability of full resources and support from the top management of this hospital, a truly multidisciplinary Hepatology and Liver Transplantation service can be up and running within a short period of time with a potential to avoid problems and difficulties faced while setting up his first program in the previous institution.
The Hepatology & Liver Transplantation Department at Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital will offer pre-transplant assessment, pre-transplant management and care, post-transplant management and follow-up and donor assessment for living liver donation with immediate effect. The program has already developed close national & international networking with various liver transplant surgical programs to facilitate early transplant surgical activity on site within a short period of time. Patients with liver related problems can contact QIH for immediate review and assessments in the department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation by contacting +92(51) 8449100.