Prof Dr Tahmeedullah
The long and tireless efforts of my senior plastic surgeons team finally yielded in 2018 which resulted as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got its first and state-of-the-art 120-beded Burns and Plastic Surgery Centre.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its adjoining tribal areas required a public sector hospital for Burns ans Plastic Surgery because it remained the worst victims of terrorism since 2001 and hundreds of people suffered losses in bomb explosions, suicide attacks and airstrikes, including drone strikes.
Majority of the people suffered burn injuries in these incidents of violence and lost their lives due to lack of a proper burns and trauma centre in the province. Those who could afford were taken to the Pakistan Army-run Burns Hospital in Kharian.
In the province, there was one specialized plastic surgery department at the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), but it remained overburdened and patients were made to wait for more than two years for their surgical procedures.
In the 120-bed centre, 50 beds reserved for burns patients and the remaining for patients requiring plastic surgery and reconstructive services. The centre has eight-bed ICU, 12 beds each for male and female acute burn patients along with 12 beds reserved for children. There are eight operation theatres, including two each for trauma and burns (major and minor) and four for elective cases. The centre provides the services six days a week and utilize all the available resources to provide the best quality services under one roof.