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​​Scientific Seminar on “Errors and Complications in Surgery” at FMIC ​​​​​

December 21, 2020

Picture from Presenter (Dr. Tareq Rahimi) and participants.

On December 21, 2020, a scientific seminar entitled “Errors and Complications in Surgery" was conducted at FMIC Auditorium by Dr. Tareq Rahimi, Head of Surgery program at FMIC. The seminar was attended by 38 doctors in-person whereas 15 doctors attended online.

The purpose of this 3-hours session was to promote ethical approach in surgery, identify critical medical errors, share experiences them with other practitioner and avoid repeating the errors in the future. Towards the end of the seminar, all participants were encouraged to engage in question-answer session, feedback and finally refreshments.

The reflections and feedbacks from participants showed overwhelming response. They were appreciative or FMIC's role in sharing latest knowledge with the medical fraternity in general and the community at large. They also urged FMIC to continue such activities in the future as well. .

About FMIC

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is a non-governmental tertiary teaching hospital established in 2006 as the product of a unique four-way partnership between the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) and France (GoF), and two private, international development organizations – La Chaine de l'Espoir (CDE) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) through the Aga Khan University (AKU). FMIC started its operations in a volatile situation when security condition was deteriorating and accessing a modest tertiary healthcare facility was a tall order for the Afghans. There was a serious lack of human resources in various specialties hence the Afghans highly depended upon medical tourism abroad. In such circumstances, the presence of FMIC was no less than a miracle. For the last 14 years, FMIC has been catering to the healthcare needs of Afghanistan with a vibrant vision, “to be a leading institute of excellence and innovation in healthcare, research, and education, providing exemplary, safe, comprehensive, accessible and sustainable services to Afghanistan and surrounding regions, while positively impact on the lives of patients and all others whom it serves".​


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