By: 15 April 2016
Pakistan to build world-class spinal cord hospitals

Pakistan to build world-class spinal cord hospitals

A historic partnership between Asia’s largest private housing society and a Harley Street clinic will bring revolutionary health facilities to Pakistan.

The agreement was signed by Bahria Town and a specialist team from the London Neurosurgery Partnership & London Neurosciences Centre Ltd, which is led by neurologist Irfan Malik. Bahria Town’s chairman Malik Riaz announced that world-class spinal surgery and neurosurgery rehabilitation centres would be built with over Rs5 billion at Bahria Town Enclave Islamabad, Golf City Islamabad and Bahria Orchard Lahore, and that these would become operational in three months.

For the first time, surgeons in Pakistan will be able to offer pioneering surgical techniques, including keyhole spine surgery, and robotic spine surgery. A senior spinal faculty from the UK and the USA will run the hospital, providing the same level of treatment that patients experience at the Harley Street clinic.

“My dream is to build a high-tech holistic care centre, at the cutting edge of medical and surgical technology that would offer the world’s most advanced medical care to patients in Pakistan,” said Riaz.

Neuro and spinal surgeons Richard Gullen and Irfan Malik said: “This world-class medical facility in Pakistan will not only provide the required treatment to those in need but will also help establish the health sector by providing training and setting an example for the rest.”

Richard Gullen said that a team of surgeons would start new pioneering keyhole minimally invasive surgery in three months time at Bahria Town Islamabad and Lahore hospitals. Centres for cardiology, liver and kidney transplants, and cochlear implants, as well as a clinical interventional neurology department, will also be established at these hospitals.

Source: The News International