Dr. Sania Khan Ghauri is Pakistan’s first female doctor to complete her UK fellowship in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, whilst serving in Pakistan.
Where it All Began?
The journey towards studying emergency medicine for Dr. Sania began when her grandmother passed away while they were on vacation. The cause of death was a lack of trained paramedics and consultants in emergency departments trained to deal with a trauma/injured patient. This incident motivated her to take a step in her career path.
What is Emergency Medicine?
The emergency field is a specialization where doctors are prepared to deal with emergencies. Globally, this degree ranks as one of the highest. Based on this degree, you can work at any emergency ward as a consultant. Moreover, you can also lead the ward depending on capability.
Pakistan is one of the countries where around 70% of the fatalities happen due to injuries or trauma.
Usually, when an accident occurs, paramedics reach the scene as soon as possible. From there onwards, how the patient is transported to the emergency ward, the treatment to be provided while the patient is on their way, explain to the doctor once at the hospital as to the steps taken to treat the patient prior to arrival is still missing in Pakistan. Individuals working for ambulances are not yet as qualified or trained to do so.
There are only limited ambulance services in Pakistan that efficiently provide this service; however, even those services have scarce, trained professionals to deal with an overwhelming amount of emergencies. Dr. Sania’s focus lies here, too, to provide patients with pre-hospital care.
She wishes to train individuals to deal with emergencies and improve the system overall as there is a massive gap in this area. Moreover, she also hopes to train future physicians in the hospital to deal with patients who require immediate attention. According to Dr. Sania, doctors in such cases require to make difficult decisions; however, these need to be well-sought out decisions that are beneficial for the patient.
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