Lahore Children’s Hospital, Pakistan, October 2015

This was my first visit to Pakistan. I was a guest of Prof Huma Arshad Cheema, Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Lahore Children’s Hospital. Clinics and lectures had been organised.

Professor Cheema has campaigned tirelessly for LSD patients and their families in Pakistan. It has been a privilege to have known and worked with her.

I was kept pretty busy, but Huma ensured that I also had a chance to see the beautiful historic city of Lahore, the cultural centre of the Punjab. I even manage a trip to Harappa, one of the centres of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Huma and her team were perfect hosts; their kindness, warmth and hospitality overwhelming. It was an unforgettable experience.

Some pictures from my visit

Hospital and clinic

Pictures of Lahore


Author: Ashok Vellodi

I have had a lifelong interest in lysosomal storage disorders. Having recently retired I now have time to pursue my passion for teaching and training of young doctors and scientists, and hopefully instil in them the passion for their patients that is so integral to working in this field.

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