PIMS was envisaged as the premier tertiary care
medical centre in Pakistan. Department of
Pulmonology was established in1986.
component includes an outpatient department,
indoor with 20 beds, Bronchoscopy suit and a
computer room for research and academic
The department was recognized for postgraduate
training in pulmonology in 1994.
Pulmonology at PIMS has always been an acute and
busy department providing comprehensive and
modern treatment to all respiratory illnesses.
It is a regional tertiary care centre, catering
to health needs of respiratory patients living
in and around Islamabad capital territory,
northern Punjab, KPK, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan.
Due to tremendous increase in the number of
pollen affected patients, we have an established
Pollen Allergy centre in our emergency/OPD
clinic which caters 10-15% population of
Islamabad in pollen allergy season i.e. 100,000
to 150,000. Tuberculosis is a major challenge to
health care provider in Pakistan. TB DOTS
programme in collaboration with National TB
Program (NTB) is offering diagnostic and
treatment services free of cost to TB patients
since 2007 and about 1000-1200 patients are
enrolled every year. Since November 2013 we have
well established MDR-TB centre at our board,
fully staffed separately by NTB, offering best
possible services to such kind of patients free
comprised of 20 beds in General ward and 4
isolation beds for open and MDR-TB patients. If
number of patients increases, then they are kept
in other medical wards. The critically
ill-patients and those requiring mechanical
ventilation are admitted in MICU/SICU under the
supervision of pulmonology. Outpatients
department (OPD) has a daily turn out of around
200-250patients while the accident and emergency
department is equally busy.
The Pulmonology department is fully equipped
with diagnostic Lab and we are performing
diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies round
the week. Facilities of endobronchial
biopsies,CT guidedbiopsies, Pleural biopsies and
transthorasic biopsies are also available.
Pulmonary function tests and arterial blood gas
analysis are regularly performed. Department is
in process of upgrading its diagnostic
Academically, department is actively engaged in
imparting training in the field of pulmonology
to post-graduate students of pulmonology and
general medicine as well as house officers. We
have an extensive teaching program in the form
of detailed ward round and daily morning meeting
of one hour and we regularly conduct weekly MDM
(multi disciplinary meeting) with Radiology,
Pathology and Oncology.
Our department is accredited by CPSP and is
having students in FCPS and MCPS discipline. MD
(pulmonology) programmeis going to start soon
diseases is the best management option and
department is actively working towards this goal
by Lectures for public awareness, conducting
monthly meeting for outpatients, by electronic
and print media. Promotion of respiratory health
through prevention, detection, treatment and
educational efforts remains our main objective.
Head of Pulmonology Department.
FCPS, MRCP (MEDICINE)
Assistant Professor Pulmonology.
Dr. KAUSAR REHANA
Dr. SYED FAROOQ SHAH
Senior Medical Officer / Registrar
Dr. ASADULLAH NEMATI
Senior Medical Officer.
Research and Academic
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