PNS SAIF is equipped with stat of the art equipment and sensors. It also carried Anti Submarine Z9EC helicopter. The ship is capable of operating in a in a multi-treat environment, it is equipped with multi role missiles and other modern weapons systems. The Ship has 14 Officers, 188 CPO’s and Sailors with Captain Jawad Ahmed as the Commanding Officer. Captain Jawad Ahmed joined Pakistan Navy in 1989 and got commission in 1992. In recognition to his meritorious services, Captain Jawad Ahmed has been awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military).As part of goodwill, Pakistan Navy ships frequently visit Sri Lanka ports. Such interactions are a part of the multi faceted professional relationship between the two navies, this partnerships is considered important by both countries for creating a secure maritime environment in the Indian Ocean. Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is on a goodwill visit to the Tricomalee port from May 14-17, this visit signifies the strong diplomatic, cultural and military ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.The 123 meters long PNS SAIF (F-253) is a multi mission frigate capable of operating independently, or as part of Task force in a multi-threat environment, said a press release. The ships was commissioned in September, 2010 at Shanghai, China. PNS SAIF is the 2nd to bear name “SAIF”. This first ship to be named SAIF was Gracia Class Frigate (Ex USS Gracia FF-1040) which served Pakistan Navy till January 1994.
We can no longer be the judge of what we tell patientsLeslie Hamilton, RCS Doctors should no longer tell patients which medical treatments they need to have and must instead set out the options and let people decide for themselves, according to guidelines published today.In an attempt to avoid hospitals being sued, doctors are being told to stop treating patients with a “paternalistic” attitude and to let them make their own decisions about treatments.In a shift away from the “doctor knows best” culture, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has released new guidelines which say that clinicians should take patients through every possible option – even if they believe some will have disadvantages.It comes after a Supreme Court judgment awarded a diabetic mother £5 million after her baby was born with disabilities because, she claimed, medics failed to advise her of the risks of natural birth over a caesarean. Announcing new guidance, the RCS said that, as a result of the court ruling, doctors “can no longer be the judge of what we tell patients”.Patient safety groups welcomed the move as a “step towards modernity”. The changes, however, threaten a major organisational challenge for the NHS after doctors already adhering to the new procedures reported their consultation times had doubled.NHS practice has previously been to give doctors wide discretion in what information they provide to patients, with typical custom being only to mention risks that are particularly serious or which have a more than 1 per cent statistical likelihood of occurring.Leslie Hamilton, the RCS council member who drew up the new guidance, said the surgical profession needed a “culture change”.He said: “We can no longer be the judge of what we tell patients. We feel that the NHS and doctors in general haven’t really woken up to this yet, which is why we are bringing out this guidance now.” Previous rules meant consent could be taken by someone technically trained to conduct the procedure being discussed, although Mr Hamilton said in practice legal written approval was often taken amid a “flurry of activity” on the day of the operation.Since 2008, General Medical Council rules have stated that doctors should not make assumptions about the information a patient might need, but Mr Hamilton said many surgeons adhered to the traditional method.“The NHS is under huge pressure and seeing more patients than ever,” he said. “It’s not hard to see how in many hospitals gaining a patient’s consent has become a tick-box exercise.” The new guidance means a senior surgeon with experience of a range of procedures on offer must find the time to talk through the options in detail.Shafi Ahmed, a cancer specialist and RCS council member, said adopting the new approach had lengthened his typical consultation from 20 minutes to nearer 40.He added, however, that the rate of follow-up consultations had fallen significantly and trusts could adapt to the new rules if they were “smart”. Surgeons say the impact could be that they have less time to see patients Credit:Christopher Furlong /Getty NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4 billion during 2015-16, according to the NHS Litigation Authority.The RCS guidance states that written information on diagnosis and available treatments should be provided to patients, and they should be given enough time to make an informed decision, wherever possible, and when it is not adverse to their health.Surgeons must also keep a “written decision-making record that contains a contemporaneous documentation of the key points of the consent discussion”.“For the NHS generally, we’re going to have to change the way we do the clinics,” said Mr Hamilton.“It will be difficult for surgeons who have to think ‘I need more time or I need to see fewer patients’.” Peter Walsh, chief executive of the patient safety charity Action Against Medical Accidents, said the consent process currently could be “very cursory”.“Patients are far too often having consent forms thrust in their face at the last minute,” he said.“Some doctors haven’t moved with the times and there is a culture issue that needs to be addressed. This is a welcome step in the right direction.” The announcement came as it was revealed that Britain has proportionately fewer than half the doctors of some other EU countries, according to a report which says hospitals are struggling to cope amid “dangerous levels of alienation” felt by staff.The General Medical Council said medics felt under growing pressure, with falling numbers amid an ageing workforce and rising numbers of part-time workers.The watchdog’s annual report expresses concern that “anger and frustration” among junior doctors, following a year of industrial action, could add to the problems of a service under severe strain. It added the signs of distress were now “unmistakable” and threatened patient care.Its report shows that Britain has fewer doctors per head of population than almost every other European country, with half the number of medics as Spain, and far fewer medics than Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Britain now has 2.7 doctors per 1,000 people, compared with 4.1 in Portugal and Lithuania, 4.2 in Norway and 4.9 in Spain, the statistics disclose. It comes after a case in which a woman’s baby was born with disabilities after, she claimed, doctors failed to advise her of the risks of natural birth over a caesarean Some doctors haven’t moved with the times and there is a culture issue that needs to be addressed. This is a welcome step in the right directionPeter Walsh, Action Against Medical Accidents Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.