Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology
About Us - Clinical Facilities
Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) came into existence in the year 1996. It started as a single room diabetic clinic but with the untiring efforts of Prof Abdul Basit, it gradually developed into a tertiary care centre. It is now providing comprehensive services under one roof
1- Out-Patient Department
Out-Patient Department functions with an innovative concept of collaborative services; where consultation and advice by the consultant diabetologist, the nutritionist, and the diabetes educator coupled with prompt laboratory support services has made the management plan of a single visit, increasingly convenient and compliant. The concept of a “Diabetes Care Team” has proved very successful.
2- Department Of Dietetics & Education
The dieticians tailor individualized diet plans.
The educators comprehensively educate people with diabetes on self-care and management.
24 hour telephonic advisory service
The department organizes “Public Awareness Programmes” and annual “Diabetes Awareness Walks” with a purpose of public education and awareness.
Two members of the department attended “International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Leadership Workshop for Health Educators” in Bangladesh from 5th to 8th December 2004.
One of the diabetes educators has completed three months “Certified Diabetes Educator Course” from King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
3- Foot Clinic - PWGDF (PAKISTAN WORKING GROUP ON THE DIABETIC FOOT)
This is a two years course work / laboratory training based program open to Science graduates.
M.Phil in Hematology
This is a three years course work / laboratory training based program open to medical and M.Sc in Hematology graduates. Thesis completion is the compulsory part to obtain M.Phil Degree.
Ph.D in Hematology
This is a two years program. Eligibility for this program is M.Phil or FCPS or MRCPath in Hematology.
Institute of Hematology is involved in high tech training towards the diagnosis and treatment of blood and related diseases. Some of these include special stains, Hb-Electrophoresis, Platelets aggregation studies, correction studies and molecular diagnosis (PCR). The institute is also providing services to the government of Republic of Maldives in coping the problem of thalassemia.