Dr. Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital (ANTH) organized a successful awareness seminar to discuss the challenges in developing countries like Pakistan for achieving JACIE Accreditation of BMT centers. The seminar also aimed at educating doctors and nurses about the advanced techniques and treatment options in BMT.
Dr. Lawrence Faulkner, Pediatric Hematology-Oncologist & Stem Cell Transplant Specialist from Italy and Consultant of the BMT unit at ANTH; Ali Y. Suliman from Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy Department of USA’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Eugenia Trigoso Arjona, Oncology and Transplants Unit, Hospital Universitario y Polytechnic LA FE. Valencia (Spain); and Maj Gen (R) Pervaiz Ahmed, an BMT Expert, delivered insightful lectures and led the discussions at the seminar.
A large number of people from different institutions including renowned professors, surgeons, physicians, nurses and medical students participated enthusiastically. ANTH and Islamabad Medical & Dental College management including Chairman Dr. Ghulam Akbar Khan Niazi, Managing Director Yasir Khan Niazi, Director Hospital Dr. Areej Neyazi also participated in the event.
Yasir Khan Niazi thanked the esteemed guest speakers and all participants. He said that quality is ingrained in ANTH’s DNA and the hospital is dedicated to setting up local standards and working towards obtaining international accreditation. He told that ANTH’s goal is to bridge the care gap via collaboration and synergies along with standardizing healthcare delivery. Yasir Niazi further said that, “in line with this commitment, ANTH is proud to announce that it will strive to become the first hospital in Pakistan to achieve JACIE Accreditation in BMT by 2025.”