Prof. Mahmood Jamal MBBS, MCPS (Pak), FCPS(Pak) Professor &
Head of Department Dr. Haider Sherazi MBBS, DCH, MCPS, FCPS (Pak), Assistant Professor.
Dr. Nusrat Khan MBBS, DCH, FCPS (Pak), Senior Registrar
Dr. Maqbool Hussain MBBS, Registrar
The department is headed by a Professor of Neonatology. In
addition we have an Associate Professor and an Assistant
Professor and two senior registrars.
Prof Mahmood Jamal MCPS, FCPS
Dr. Iqtada Haider Shirazi
Dr. Nusrat Khan
Dr. Shireen Gul
Academically the department is actively engaged in imparting
training in the field of neonatology to all kinds of health
professionals. We have exclusive neonatology training programme
for FCPS neonatology, MD Neonatal medicine and House physicians.
At the moment we have 2 FCPS and 6 MD post graduates being
trained exclusively in Neonatal medicine. In addition we have
rotational training in neonatology for the FCPS, DCH /MCPS
Regular teaching activities:
class- Topic discussion
Mortality and morbidity review
Fortnightly perinatal meeting/symposia
Training of doctors / Nurses from other institutes:
We conduct regular training
workshops for doctors all over the country. These trainings are
conducted in Collaboration with WHO/UNICEF/USAID/JICA.
Worth mentioning training
One week workshop
onEssential newborn care & Training of trainers in essential
newborn care in collaboration with World Health Organization
In country training program on Skill development in newborn care
by Ministry of Health and UNFPA.
Six weeks In country training programme on safe management of
newborn infant by JICA.
Two weeks Advance skills training in neonatology by PAIMAN
Four weeks Training of Midwifery nursing students in
train District pediatricians in Neonatology in Collaboration
We regularly screen our newborns for the preventable diseases in
collaboration with other hospitals. Worth mentioning are:
Screening for hypothyroidism in collaboration with nuclear
oncology research institute.
Screening for retinopathy of prematurity in collaboration with
Al-Shifa eye hospital.
Screening for congenital malformations in collaboration with
Screening for hearing in collaboration with National Institute
of Rehab medicine.
to further strengthen neonatal services in PIMS and continue
with training of Doctors, pediatricians, Obstetricians and other
health care providers in essential neonatal care
Establishment of perinatal center with an objective to provide
advanced (intensive) care to the newborns referred from the
community and other hospitals. Original PC-I amounting to Rs.1.3
Billion was submitted in June 2007
To develop a community outreach program through linkages with
other health facilities of Islamabad Capital Area and develop a
model facility for training of Community Health Workers,
Physicians in the field of Neonatal Medicine.
To develop a National Focal Center for investigations and
research in the field of Neonatal/ Perinatal medicine in future.
There are numerous inherited metabolic and genetic problems in
the country with no facilities at all for their screening,
investigation, management and preventive counseling.