A renowned Pakistani Hospital, ‘Indus Hospital’ introduced E-Cardiology for the very first time in the country’s medical history. This facility is wide-acceptable and growing service that is provided to heart patients for monitoring and immediate help when required, by electronic means. Health information management system along with the cardiology squad of the Indus Hospital has made possible any video or image transfer right from the hospital room to directly unto the cardiologist’s mobile phone in a matter of seconds. In this way, cardiologist’s can deal with sudden emergency’s that may arise with the heart patient through the help of E-Cardiology system at the hospital.
The staff at the duty, after the implementation of E-cardiology, can now easily transfer an X-Ray image, echocardiogram, lab report, coronary angiogram or an ECG to the doctor’s cellular in no time. According to the Hospitals spokesman’s, this technique has already shown quite impressiveness and proved immensely helpful in saving many lives as the time has remarkably minimized a cardiologist take to reach on a decisive state about a patient’s condition. This has also proved to be very cost-effective indeed, as the transfer of each image only takes up to 6 rupees (0.6 U.S Dollars).
“One of the most basic reason for cardiac deaths in Pakistan has been the hindrance in detection of and dealing with a heart patient,” stated by Dr. Imran Iftikhar, Consultant Cardiologist at the Indus Hospital. “Quite recent, an ECG has been sent to me on my mobile in the small hours from emergency room, while a clot buster medication being given to him on time saved his life and prevented a major heart attack.”
While these implications of E-Cardiology system continue to benefit the patients, another notable development that took place is an emergency response system inside the premises of the hospital that alerts combined on-duty emergency staff and on-call cardiologists on their phones. Indus Hospital is now involved in creating a recording module that will record on-treatment patient’s heartbeat alongside his electronically evolved medical record file. Together with using technology and sciences, the so-called paper-less Hospital of Pakistan is growing with the commitment to bring best of the health services for the individuals and a contribution towards national healthcare.
Pakistani media journalist Athar Osama has been given the all-renowned WTN award for his rigorous efforts to stimulate Islamic sciences again. The award has been given to him in an event held in UN Building, New York. The World Technology Network (WTN) award is considered as the Oscar of Technology & Sciences in the world. Osama Athar has received the WTN award from some of the most talented and influential people in the field of Science, Media and Journalism, which includes Science Advisor for USAID Mr. Alex Dehgan.
“I am deeply moved and thankful to be honored by a WTN award and my efforts being recognized amid the privileged world leaders in Science and Technology who are looking and preparing for the future,” expressed by an energized Athar Osama to renowned Pakistani daily The Express Tribune. Osama’s ground-breaking work is to produce and bring main ideas from Islamic Scientific approach on to the mainstream media through journalism – promoting Muslim scientific intelligence through his own online website Muslim-Science.com as well.
Athar Osama, since 1992, has been actively contributing articles on a bulk scale about innovation policies and sciences themes for the major English newspapers of Pakistan, and later on in the international journals and online blogs. In his speech at the event at UN Building in New York, he said “We whole of humanity cannot lead and progress to make this Earth a safer and a better progressed place to live excluding 1.8 billion Muslims from the rewards and achievements of science and technology. My own website Muslim-Science.com is committed and dedicated to provide more and more knowledge in this dominion.”
Athar Osama has been supported and backed up in his efforts by renowned Scientific personalities from Muslim world such as COMSTECH’s Dr. Attaur Rahman, Science Advisor for Malaysian PM Dr. Ah Zarki and Saudi Science Minister Dr. Mohammad ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel. Osama believes that supports and letters from these persons in his support have also proved quite significant for his efforts to be recognized internationally in the developed nations and for getting him the WTN award.
According to Osama, his website Muslim-Science.com is just the initial stage. “We are looking forward to expand and launch a series of most important and motivating signatures measures alongside our web portal that will unable to make vital contributions towards the weaknesses and lack of knowledge currently in the Islamic world,” Athar Osama expressed dedicatedly.