Congratulations Shifa BMT Team for Achieving Milestone of performing 300 Bone Marrow Transplants
A ceremony was recently arranged to commemorate the completion of over 300 Bone Marrow/ Stem Cell Transplants at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ayaz Mir, Director BMT Program, acknowledged the efforts and contribution of the whole multidisciplinary team for achieving this milestone.
Dr. Ayaz Mir along with the core BMT team members; Maj. Gen ® Tariq Mahmood Satti, Consultant Hematologist & BMT Specialist & Dr. Azhar Shafi, Consultant Hematologist, mentioned that the Shifa BMT program is the most affordable program in the country which has been managing most challenging cases in the region including high-risk malignancies (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Germ Cell Tumors) and benign hematologic diseases (Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia, PNH, etc.) by performing Autologous and Allogeneic (fully matched & half-matched HAPLO) transplants.
Dr. M. H. Qazi, Chief Executive Officer, congratulated consultants, nursing, medical & paramedical teams, technical and support teams on completion of over 300 BMT transplants with excellent results with a success rate comparable to International Standards. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Zeeshan Bin Ishtiaque, Chief Medical Officer, recognized and acknowledged the contribution made by the program pioneers, i.e., Dr. Kamran Rasheed and the rest of the team, and reiterated to further expand the program to benefit larger patient communities.
Mr. Taimoor Shah, Chief Operating Officer, and executive management also thanked the BMT team for transforming the lives of patients and their families by providing hope, compassion, and quality healthcare.