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Pakistan - Family Doctor

What work do you do now?

I am working as Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, Pakistan.

In terms of qualifications, I have membership of Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) UK. In addition to working in Pakistan I have clinical experience of working in the NHS and have maintained a portfolio of supporting information, professional knowledge & skills.

I hold an MRCS from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow & MSc in Surgical Sciences from University College London, the latter although intensive 1 year programme but provided a structured approach to research.

Your interests at work and privately?

I was fortunate enough to have inspirational mentors during both surgical and general practice training. My surgical training experience certainly helped me with my career as GP. 

Since joining the office at UHS, I have worked with the government in areas like: 

a) promoting awareness about well functioning primary care
b) need of training medical officers in primary care facilities (public sector)
c) antibiotic stewardship - developed online proforma to collect data on cultures/ sensitivity results, antibiotics used as inpatients etc.
d) injection safety - focuses on injection "misuse" & "overuse"
e) managing telemedicine centre during first wave of COVID19 pandemic where qualified family physicians not only supervised young trainee doctors who volunteered but also provided assistance to government 
f) raising public awareness through newspaper article writing on issues like: addressing myths related to breast cancer, how the transmission of hepatitis B,C & HIV is linked with unnecessary and unsafe injection use.

Furthermore current projects in telemedicine, childhood malnutrition and breast cancer screening are not only promoting evidence based medicine and research in primary care but also help me get engaged with a diverse group of people.

I like travelling and painting in my spare time.