18 Sep, 2020 03:15 am

Plastic surgeon Prof Mohammad Tahir Khan retires after lively career

Plastic surgeon Prof Mohammad Tahir Khan retires after lively career
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s leading plastic surgeon Prof Dr Mohammad Tahir Khan retired after an eventful career and getting the province Pakistan’s first state-of-the-art 120-bed...

Prof Tahir Khan’s untiring efforts for the burn patients in KP deserve to be appreciated as during his long career, he worked hard and not only established a well-equipped Burns and Trauma Centre in Peshawar, but also arranged huge financial resources and set up burns centres in Chitral, Timergara and Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two similar facilities in Afghanistan.Prof Tahir didn’t lose heart and not only owned the Burns and Trauma Centre but used his personal connections in the government and arranged $15 million to the project.It prompted Prof Tahir Khan to approach the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through senior government functionaries.Since Prof Tahir Khan had knocked at each and every door of seeking their assistance to the project, he would always recall those who helped him in arranging funds for the burn centre.

Now when Prof Tahir has retired from service, people associated with the Burns and Trauma Centre are now worried about the future of the centre, staff training and nonstop supplies to the facility.Besides developing plastic surgery services, Prof Tahir Khan has trained dozens of young doctors, most of them now providing specialist services to patients.

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