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Jamadiul-Awwal / Jamadiul-Akhir 1423 H
August 2002
Volume 15-08 No:188

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Men, Machines & Methods


" It's great to be at the steering wheel," says Shahubanath
First Micro-Vascular Surgery in India
Short stories in Malayalam
Revolutionary Patient Care Bed
Cars in Cardboard
People



The world is made up of all types of people-there are those who have not let the odds
and obstacles come in the way of their achievements. Check out the nook and corner of India,
you will find Muslims making strides in their own way. This column is dedicated to these people
who have made a difference to their own life and touched the lives of people around them in varied areas

" It's great to be at the steering wheel,"
says Shahubanath

Kollam: Muslim women in Kerala have been making good strides not only in the field of education, but in the professional arena too. There is no air-conditioned cabin or computer for Shahubanath of Anchal in Kollam district in Kerala. But she is independent, dedicated and more than anything, proud of her profession. Shahubanath is the first woman driver to be appointed in the state-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) at its Punalur bus station. She performed her maiden trip to Kottarakkara last month. For Shahubanath, who hails from a middle class family in Mukhathala, it was straight to work after her matriculation, when she went through the light and heavy vehicles driving licence training in a driving school managed by her husband. Her kids Hilal and Bilal are very proud of their “mom driving the big bus” that takes people to their destinations.

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First Micro-Vascular Surgery in India

Bangalore: It would have been a comfortable life for Dr. K. S. Javid if he had chosen to stay back in England and continued with his practice as an orthopaedic surgeon. But it was his affection for his country that brought him back to Bangalore and he set up the Orthonova Hospital for Fractures, Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy. Recently, Dr. Javid performed the first Micro-Vascular Rectus Abdomis Free flap Transfer Surgery on a patient who suffered a freak auto accident. For 37 year old Madan, eleven surgeries in different hospitals for his broken leg bone ended up as a nightmare and he ultimately underwent the 12th surgery. Led by Dr. Javid and a team of nine surgeons, the surgery is the first of its kind ever performed in India and now the patient is on the road to recovery. “ This is the British style and nowhere in India has this been done before. Madan’s 11 operations were performed crudely using out-dated techniques and that worsened his condition. Now his bone has healed and he can move around now,” confirms Dr. Javid. He has worked in England in the most specialised hospitals. Dr. Javid will be setting up the Charity Foundation under Orthonova soon for poor patients.

Email at ks_javid@hotmail.com or Call at: 2865270, 2893066.

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Short stories in Malayalam

Minister realising the stories book

Thiruvananthapuram: Charithram Parayunna Kurisu, a collection of short stories by eminent Malayalam writer Kayamkulam Yoonus was released by Oommen Chandy, former minister and convenor of the ruling United Democratic Front. M. M. Hassan, minister for Information and Parliamentary Affairs received the first copy

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Revolutionary Patient Care Bed

By Manzar Khan

Revolutionary Patient Care BedNagpur: There have been great strides in the field of medicine, no doubt, but inventing something practical that would benefit patients requires tremendous skill and insight. And that is exactly what Mirza Nasir Baig of Nagpur proved through his revolutionary Multi-functional Patient Care Bed. Mirza Nasir, a technician of Arif Nursing Home and Critical Care Unit, Ramdaspeth, has designed this bed for patients requiring critical care. According to Anand Dongre, Medical Care Specialist of Arif Nursing Home, the Multifunctional Patient Care Bed can be used by patients who require intense nursing care in hospitals. “The bed is of standard size with railings and the patients have the facility to sit with legs in the horizontal position or chair position with legs and arms rest and a side folding dining tray is part of the features,” confirms Mirza Nasir. Apart from being of utility to orthopaedic patients, those who are bed-ridden will find this bed very convenient. All rights of patent and design have been reserved with Mirza Nasir Baig, Arif Nursing Home and Critical Unit, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur.
Ph: 0712-527592, 541110.

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Cars in Cardboard

By Manzar Khan

Rasheed with one of his creationNagpur: While the advertising industry tries to capture the attention of the world with advertisements that say “the smallest car”, “the family car,” and many more such catchy phrases, here is Rasheed Latif who has designed models of Vintage cars, the Classics, the Gypsies and Lancers from cardboard which makes these cute cars the smallest cars. Rasheed’s handicap has not in any way obstructed his achievements-his hearing and speech impairment does not stop him from cutting to shape the dashboard, the clutch, the accelerator and even the headlights of a vintage car with such dexterity that the little car looks so real. After completing a course in the Indian Technical Institute, Rasheed makes radium strips number plates for four-wheelers and two-wheelers for his bread and butter. He is all set to drive his cardboard cars into the Guinness Book of World Records. Rasheed’s cars are on display at “Halim House”, Residency Road, Sadar, Nagpur-1 Ph: 548693.

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People

Appointed: Khwaja Peer, was appointed the vice-chancellor of Karnatak University at Dharwad. He was earlier Head of the department of Education at Bangalore University. He succeeds M. A. Pathan. Under the new Karnataka Universities Act 2001, Khwaja Peer will hold the post for four years.

Appointed: Mufti Zafiruddin of Darul Uloom Deoband has been appointed President of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, New Delhi. Badrul Hasan Qasmi, Burhanuddin Sambhali and Mufti Ashraf Ali have been appointed Vice-Presidence, while Moulana Khalid Saifulla Rehmani occupies the post of Secretary General of IFA. Moulana Rizwan Qasmi holds the post of Treasurer.

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