Int’l symposium to celebrate 40 years of SIUT


KARACHI: Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) will organize an international symposium in Karachi in December this year to celebrate the success of its unique philosophy of medical care “FREE WITH DIGNITY”.

Over hundred delegates including some globally renowned personalities of medical profession hailing from various parts of the world will attend the five -day international symposium beginning from December 8th.

SIUT is practicing a homegrown philosophy of tertiary medical care in the country on the basis of providing access of the medical care in specialized fields without any discrimination of cast, colour, creed or religious belief and that too free of cost.

Organizers of the symposium have chalked out an elaborate program based on scientific sessions, professional workshops and public debate in the specialized fields of medical sciences including urology, nephrology, transplantation, oncology, haematology, gastroenterology, radiology, pathology and ethics. Developments taking place in the world of medical sciences and as how to translate those advancements for the benefit Pakistani population will also figure prominently in the sessions.

According to a press release issued by SIUT the international symposium will also serve as an event of thanksgiving to express its gratitude to all those who have witnessed the journey of the Institute during past four decades and extended their support in transforming the Institution into a role model medical care centre from a modest ward of the Civil Hospital of Karachi of seventies to a 800 bed hospital treating over a million patient on yearly basis.

With the rate of twelve kidney transplants per week the SIUT happens to be one of the largest living donor transplant centres in the world and with a record of more than 750 dialysis sessions every day makes the Institute as one of the largest dialysis centre in the world.

SIUT also maintains that the successful practice of its philosophy in health sector can be emulated in all those countries where health sector is suffering due to resource constraints.