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Medical research in Pakistan can touch new heights: Prof. Khalid Mehmood

Neuro Surgeon, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood 1Lahore: Medical research in Pakistan can touch new heights provided that government patronizes it consistently. Modern treatment center for Parkinson and other neuro complications which has introduced BDS therapy for the first time in Pakistan at Lahore General Hospital can match any such international institution by all standards.

LGH Parkinson Centre carried out 16 BDS operations within a period less than a year while not more than 25 BDS cases are taken in any international Parkinson treatment center.

This was informed by Prof. Khalid Mahmood, Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute while addressing the concluding session of first medical conference in Pakistan on “Parkinson and Movement disorder” here today.

The Two day conference was attended by a large number of foreign and national delegates including renowned neuro surgeons and Neurologists. The pioneer of DBS treatment in Pakistan Prof. Khalid Mahmood elaborated various technical and professional points about 16 cases of Parkinson cases which he handled at LGH Parkinson Center with the help of CDs.

He said that new horizons of research have been discovered with the start of DBS therapy. Young doctors should do more and more research on this method to as to ease and relieve ailing humanity. He said that Parkinson patients have to bear less or more Rs. 10 million for their treatment at abroad while in Pakistan this is possible only in Rs. 2 million.

He expressed the hope that Parkinson center at LGH would go a long way to inspire and help young doctors to be experts in this particular medial field. Prof. Khalid Mahmood also appreciated CM Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for his relentless efforts to enhance and upgrade health sector in the province through spending generously on this sacred cause.

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