New avenues were opened for providing medical cover to the children’s population in the country suffering from urological disorder when Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) fellowships were awarded to three trained surgeons at a ceremony held in the city on Friday.

The fellowship is initiated by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Dr Ishrat Husain, Director Institute of Business Administration who was the chief guest gave away the fellowship to these surgeons who have been trained in this specialised field. The award giving ceremony was the part of the ongoing third International Paediatric Workshop which is attended by internationally renowned surgeons and medical experts presently discussing the various aspects of paediatric urology.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Philips Ransley of Great Ormand Street Hospital London said that “Paediatric Urology Fellowhip” will be a regular feature of the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS). Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi Director SIUT said that since very beginning the institute was providing teaching and training facilities in the field of urology, nephrology, hepatogastroenterology, radiology and laboratory sciences. Recognising its efforts the Sindh government declared SIUT as Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) through a resolution passed by the Sindh Assembly.

“Now we are providing post-graduate teaching and training urology, nephrology, hepatogastroenterology, radiology, laboratory sciences, medical technologies and ethics”. The start of fellowship scheme is another initiative of SIUT aimed to provide specialised medical manpower.