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PROF. TARIQ IQBAL BHUTTA
MBBS, F.C.P.S. (Paediatrics), DCH (Lon), FRCP (Edinburgh)
FRCP (Glasgow)

Born on 25th December 1940. Graduated from King Edward Medical College (KEMC) in 1962. Did his FCPS in Paediatrics in 1968, DCH (Lon) in 1970, FRCP (Edinburgh) in 1994 and FRCP (Glasgow) in 1996. He served as Registrar, Nishtar Hospital Multan, Trainee Registrar and Senior Registrar JPMC, as Commonwealth scholar at Edinburgh university, Senior Registrar, Nishtar Medical College (NMC), Asst. Prof at KEMC and as Professor of Paediatrics in NMC and KEMC. He remained Principal and Prof Paediatrics in NMC from July 1998- Dec 2000 and is member Punjab Healthcare Commission since Jan 2019. Dr. Tariq was awarded with Presidential Gold Medal for outstanding work in the field of child's health in 1996, Certificate of appreciation GOP in the field of EPI and OLLe HANSON award for Rational use of drugs in third world countries.
He remained on APPA Advisory board from 1994-2000. He served as Secretary Pakistan Paediatrics Association (PPA) 1976-1978, as President PPA (Punjab) in 1988-1990 and in 1994-1996. He remained member of Committee on Rational drug use IPA in 1996-1998 and was Founder member Network of Rational use of drugs Pakistan from 1992-2010.
His affiliation with WHO is as under:

  • Member Regional TAG EPI 1996-2008
  • Member Pakistan TAG EPI 2001-2013
  • Chairman NITAG 2003-till to date
  • Chairman National Polio Eradication Certification Committee 2000-2013
  • Member Regional Polio Eradication Commission EMRO 2012-till to date
  • SEARO 2013- till to date

He read papers for International Paediatrics Association (IPA) and APPA conferences and gave plenary talks. Some of his publications are Antimotility drugs for infants published in Lancet, August 4 1990, Loperamide poisoning in children published in Lancet, January 1990, Polio or Diplegia published in Lancet, March 23 1991, Editorial BMJ on treatment of diarrhoea, January 1993, the continued need for rational use of Drugs in WHO information vol 11 1997 and influence of devolution on health sector in Pakistan 2004, a study.
A documentary was made by Channel 4 UK on his work on Loperamide poisonings.

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