Prominent doctor Seemin Jamali passes away

KARACHI:Former executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and a prominent doctor Seemin Jamali passed away due to colon caner in Karachi on Saturday.

Dr Seemin Jamali was under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi where she breathed her last. Her funeral prayers will be held at the JPMC mosque at Asr on Sunday.

Ms Seemin was conferred the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel by the army in recognition of her lifelong services. Dr Jamali is known for her diligence, discipline and devotion.

She joined JPMC as a medical officer in 1988 after completing her medical education in Nawabshah and a house job at Civil Hospital Karachi.

In 1993, she acquired an advanced degree in public health management (MPHM) from Thailand and was appointed as the in-charge of JPMC’s emergency department in 1995. Later, she was awarded a scholarship for a post-doctoral fellowship in public health policy and injury prevention at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, US. Dr Jamali became the hospital’s joint executive director in 2010 and then executive director after six years.

During her service, she received numerous national and international tributes and awards, including Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Women Achievement Awards.