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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit inaugurated


QUETTA – The newly established Oral  &  Maxillofacial  Surgery  Unit  of  Bolan  Medical  Complex  Hospital (BMCH) Quetta was inaugurated recently, by the  Provincial Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch.

Previously, the only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  unit  of  Sandman Provincial Hospital  was providing services  to the  bulk of  patients  arriving  from  the whole province and war-affected areas of Afghanistan. The Oral  &  Maxillofacial  Surgery  ward  of  Bolan Medical  Complex  Hospital,  Quetta, was established  so as to cater the patients’ needs. Professor Dr Syed  Abdul  Rauf  Shah (head of the department) put his great efforts to convince the higher-ups regarding the needs of the community and in turn received a  very positive response  from  Chief  Minister  Balochistan,  Health  Minister  Balochistan and Medical  Superintendent  of   Bolan  Medical  Complex  Hospital  Quetta. Initially,  all  basic  requirements  like  OPDs, 12-bedded   renovated  rooms, Operation  Theater   and sufficient  manpower  have been provided  to  the newly established unit. The patient admission and surgeries were started soon afterwards. 

Prof Dr Syed Abdul Rauf Shah has a previous working experience as consultant at JPMC Karachi and also has served as professor & HoD Dental/ Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zaid Federal Hospital Quetta, is leading the team to cater to the heavy patients load at the newly established unit. His team includes Associate Professor Dr Asma  Kakar, Assistant  Professor Dr Habib-ur-Rehman and  10 Dental Surgeons.

The efforts by the government authorities to improve oral health facilities for the patients of the deprived province have been welcomed by the society at large. -PR

March 27, 2015

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