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Eq Project: Rebuilding Ayub Teaching Hospital In Abbottabad

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Omar Biabani

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:09 pm    Post subject: EQ Project: Rebuilding Ayub Teaching Hospital in Abbottabad Reply with quote


A few weeks ago this EQ redevelopment proposal was sent to ADP by Dr. Nadeem Afridi; a member of APNE Association of Pakistani Physicians-- New England.

I am posting below the summary as well as the details of this project that I have gathered from Dr. Nadeem. Please share your concerns as soon as possible.

PROJECT SUMMARY (Please read the attached doc as it contains important information on this project)

Name: Rebuilding Ayub Teaching Hospital (ATH) Abbottabad

-- 2005 EQ destroyed this hospital that was serving 1.5 million patients.
-- Being the only public hospital in the region, the EQ load further deteriorated the remaining capacity of the hospital.
-- In collaboration with a non-profit organization called IMEC -- International Medical Equipment Collaborative, this project will reequip multiple departments at Ayub Medical Hospital in Abbottabad.
-- The project includes transportation, installation and maintenance of medical equipment from USA to Abbottabad.
-- For a period of 3 years, IMEC will provide follow-up care of the equipment.

Medical Equipment List

OBGYN ward which includes OR and delivery tables for child birth and complicated pregnancies. It would also include surgical lights, sterilization equipment, ultrasound machine, beds , chairs tables, monitors, and ready to use delivery kits, surgical kits, computers and monitors and medical books for a library. This would be sufficient for a 38 bed unit.

Pediatric and intensive care equipment. This would include ventilators, monitors, sterilization equipment, beds, chairs, tables, ventilator support equipment, ready to use pediatric kits etc.

Equipment for a 6 to 8 bed emergency room and pathology department equipment. This would likely include sterilization equipment, computers, ophalmoscoes, auroscopes, stetesccopes, beds, chairs, tables, OR equipment, defibrillators, monitors, EKG machines etc.

Budget US $15,000


Following features in particular qualify this hospital in need for more urgent help.

1. It was damaged itself during the earthquake.
2. Many of its integral departments such as OBGYN (child delivery center), emergency room, and pediatrics department are very run down and broken such that even basic hygienic conditions are not being met.
3. The hospital that was supposed to last for at least another 10 years without further support was overused at an extraordinary rate because of the earthquake and now it lies in shambles.
4. The government has really ignored this urgent need.

The reason why this hospital is critical to rebuild is because it was at the center for care during the earthquake, providing care to thousands of patients in the aftermath of the acute trauma and continues to provide them with on going support.


ATH is a tertiary care hospital catering to almost a million people for advanced surgical and medical care (meaning patients requiring
advanced care such as complicated child births, trauma from motor vehicle accidents, children with difficult problems and cancer and orthopedic care). It is the only large civil hospital in that area and covers patients form as far of areas as upper Alai, Batagram, Balakot, Mansehra, Tandhiani, Basham, and Ugi.


Medical equipment typically has a long life. All equipment that will be installed at the hospital will be in working condition as certified by IMEC. Moreover, the project cost includes annual follow-up care of the equipment performed by IMEC organization for a period of 3 years.

Please read the attached word document (its only 3 pages, most of which you have already read) to fully understand the scope of this project.
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Omar Biabani

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


The last remaining piece of this project was to acquire the authorization from the govt to accept and transport the medical equipment to Abbottabad. Dr Nadeem spent last few weeks at the Hospital in Pakistan and recently came back with the following progress (email copied below)

I will let the group read this and the proposal in original form before I start a voting session over the weekend. The OBGYN equipment is ready to be loaded as soon as end of this month. So if no other concerns are pending, I would like to close the vote on this by Friday, 23 January.

Note: This is an EQ redevelopment project and require participation by all aboard.

- Omar

Dear Omar,

I wanted to update you with our progress in getting
the paper for to send the shipment to Pakistan.

A: Shipment Type:
Equipment for Women's Health and OBGYN unit at Ayoub
Teaching Hospital in Abbottabad.

B: Currently the equipment is at IMEC warehouse in
North Andover Massachusetts.

C:Authorization from the government:
We have have a letter from the ERRA (Earthquake Relief
and Rehabilitation Authority) allowing the shipment to
come into the country with out tariffs or duties or
any charges.

D. Equipment off loading site in Pakistan:
Dry port in Rawalpindi

E. Final destination:
Abbottabad Disaster Management Center from where the
equipment will be taken to Ayoub medical college

F. Person In-charge: in Pakistan for transactions will
be Dr. Nauman Siddiqui who has made arrangements for
trucking the equipment from Rawalpindi to Abbottabad.

G. Date of Loading Equipment on the Ship January 28th

H. Transit time: 4-6 weeks

I. Upkeep of equipment and supervision of adequate
utilization and follow through over a period of 3
By IMEC and by Disaster Management Center

Please let me know if you need any further

Nadeem Afridi MD., PhD
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