A student of COMSATS university Abbottabad has developed a device that can save lives of patients in different hospitals in KPK.
Mohsin Rafiq, a KPK resident, and electrical engineer has made a device Aprus that can save tens of lives every day across various hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Mohsin’s father revealed that he has always been very interested in the usage of electrical gadgets and always had a dream to become n electrical engineer but could not pursue his dream due to poor financial conditions. He further said he is very proud of his son. The father now works at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. However, he said he somehow managed to make sure that Mohsin and his brother are able to get admission in electronics in COMSATS Abbottabad.
Mohsin reveals his journey, “My father worked as an electrical technician at the hospital, he would repair and maintain different apparatus used in surgeries. One day he brought home a German device and asked me to inspect if I could repair it. I was in the final year of my degree.” He further added “My father further told me that the device was expensive and was imported from Germany, he and other technicians have failed to figure out how to repair it.”
Mohsin revealed that along with the help of his brother, they not only fixed the device, but they also designed a better but cheaper electrosurgical instrument called Aprus. The device is used to removes tumors, cuts tissues, and seals blood vessels more hygienically and precisely than other devices in KPK so far. The device is aimed to save countless patients from needless suffering and medical complications.
Now, Mohsin is pursuing a Ph.D. at CECOS University, Peshawar and is also working with the city’s National Incubation Center. With his hard work and efforts, he transformed his talent into a business that is taking off.
“Now our product can compete with any on quality and continues to improve. National and international markets are next, Inshallah. To date, 80 units, installed in 80 clinics and hospitals in KPK, have been utilized in over 10,000 surgeries,” Mohsin said.
Mohsin’s Ph.D. degree is based on a latest ‘instant response technology’ that may help him minimize the thermal damage during critical surgeries to make sure that the device more efficient for use.