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The Indus Hospital focuses on providing free of cost quality healthcare to all. The hospital has several programs under its healthcare domain including;
Maternal and Neonatal Health
IHN has a dedicated campus for women and neonatal health. Along with a dedicated hospital, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health (MNCH) is also part of the primary care model and is being run through the Global Health Directorate (GHD).
Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus, Korangi
Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus is one of the few hospitals of the country where every newborn is screened by an audiologist for deafness. The campus offers residency program for MCPS/ FCPS in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Neonatology. The campus also offers Therapeutic Laparoscopic Surgeries.
Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Primary Care Program
60% of patients of Primary Care Program (PCP) are mothers and children. The MNCH component is running the following projects:
- Expanded Programme on Immunization
- Nutrition Program
- Lactation Management Program
- Safe Delivery Program
- Deworming Program
- Family Planning
- Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMNCI)
- Midwifery Program
Zindagi Mehfooz Program in Sindh
Zindagi Mehfooz (ZM) is a Digital Immunization Registry Program which records and analyzes program data in real time, allowing gaps in vaccine coverage to be identified through a web-based monitoring framework.
With the support of national and international stakeholders along with the donors, IHN is running multiple public health projects to improve the health of the most vulnerable strata in Pakistan through education, research and community engagement.
Community Engagement Center (CEC)
This learning and resource hub is aimed at deepening the understanding of ‘community engagement’, in the health and other social sectors. The CEC accomplishes this by providing three core services;
- Resource Development
- Training and Learning
- Community & Outreach
The strategies implemented under CEC
- Youth Engagement: An educational program that imparts core leadership and life skills to adolescent school girls galvanizing them to join the fight against diseases
- Community Empowerment: An approach through which facilitators motivate communities to take action through a rigorous learning cycle to raise local ownership to ensure sustainable change
- Awareness Raising: An integrative community campaign where health workers host community dialogues on relevant health areas to promote preventative practices
- Psychosocial Support: An initiative that connects the most needy and vulnerable members of communities with physical and mental health services, financial security through livelihood options, and educational services.
This program aims at increasing access to mental health services in low income settings by utilizing innovative community-based approaches. All patients registered at the primary care clinics and their attendants are screened for depression and anxiety by trained counselors
Psycho-social Support Interventions Program
The Psycho-social Support Interventions (PSSI) program began in 2016 as a pilot project aim at addressing the mental and social determinants of health of Multidrug Resistant-TB (MDR-TB) patients. The Program will have a measurable impact on overall quality of life of the patients.
Center for Essential Surgical and Acute Care
(CESAC) is an unprecedented initiative to bridge the healthcare delivery gap by research, community mobilization, capacity building, and implementation of programs specialized to target preventable surgical conditions. The Center is running two programs including:
- Surveillance for Surgical Site Infections Program: The program is aimed at assessing the burden of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). The program also evaluates the ability of patients to identify an SSI and take immediate action.
- Safe Circumcision Program: The service-delivery program uses the concept of ‘task sharing’ in which pediatric surgeons train community health workers to perform safe circumcision under three months of age. The program is being implemented at Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus and Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital (RTEH), Muzaffargarh.
Pehla Qadam Program
In collaboration with Amer Haider Charitable Foundation, the program aims to eliminate clubfoot from Pakistan by providing free-of-cost treatment, along with capacity building on a national level.
Vascular Anomalies Center
The program aims to diagnose vascular anomalies, provide an individualized treatment plan, refer patients when required, liaise with international experts, and disseminate information widely. It is being run under the direct supervision of Pediatric Surgery Department at the Korangi Campus.
Certification Program in Emergency Medicine
The program aims to train doctors through a one-year training program using a standardized and locally-relevant Emergency Medicine (EM) curriculum.
The Lancet Indicators Program
The project is a collaborative effort between the Indus Health Network and the Harvard Medical School – Program in Global Surgery and Social Change funded by the Harvard Center of Global Health Delivery, Dubai. The purpose of this project is to assess the capacity of Pakistan’s healthcare system to provide safe, affordable, and timely access to essential surgical care.
Global Children’s Surgery Program (GCSP)
The program aims at improving neonatal and child health, with a greater focus on surgery. It is working with Neonatology department, Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus and Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. The program is functional at Korangi and Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campuses.
Hepatitis C Program
HCV treatment clinic was established at Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus in 2016 with a vision to pilot a model of care replicable in rural and urban settings. The program will provide easy access of treatment in HCV high burden communities.
IHN started a sole clinic for key affected population in October 2018 comprising of cases of people injecting drugs, bisexuals, trans-genders, and female sex workers
Lung Health Program
At IHN, Lung Health focuses on non-TB associated respiratory disorders and has set up formal spirometry for accurate and timely diagnostics. Projects of the program include;
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Obstructive Lung Disease Services
- Tobacco Cessation
- Air Quality
IHN in collaboration with provincial Malaria program and Department of Health is providing Malaria preventive and curative services in Pakistan. Malaria interventions are implemented in 7 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12 districts of Baluchistan. IHN received the award by Alliance for Malaria Prevention for the first mass campaign of distribution of long lasting, insecticide treated nets. During the campaign in 2018, 803,510 nets were distributed.
Primary Care Program
Primary Care Program (PCP) functions as the first point of contact where continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care is provided to populations undifferentiated by gender, disease, or age.
IHN has been a major stakeholder in carrying out ‘Zero TB’ initiatives in Pakistan in partnership with public and private sector partners. In addition to two Zero TB City projects in Karachi and Peshawar, the foundations for a comprehensive TB program were laid in Quetta. Child TB Services were launched in two public hospitals in Quetta while 4 X-ray vans were deployed for screening within and around Quetta City.
Emergency Response Committee
Emergency Response Committee (ERC) is a clinical committee within Medical Directorate and ensures care for the acutely ill patient to prevent mortality and morbidity. The ERC offers American Heart Association certified courses for the Indus Hospital’s doctors at the lowest possible price. Currently ERC is conducting: Basic life support (BLS); Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. It also conducts other Life saving courses: Neonatal Resuscitation Course; STABLE Neonatal Course; Helping Baby Breath (HBB) Course.