Article by: Ms. Habiba Khan Kakar
Failures never lets anyone down if one’s integrity, ambition and envision to the success is strong. The success is not accidental affair, rather it is hard work, perseverance, learning from mistakes, experiences, sacrifices and for most the love and passion of what you are doing. A number of spirited personalities have come across different fields of life with different aims and ambitions yet a great leader is the one who admires capabilities of people. The one who works for the new generation and conquers all conflicts. The one who can do anything in the field, who is a process-master, can assist people, encouraging them by giving confidence to go ahead with objectives of a destined future. With crafted with optimism and the one who believes in rising like a phoenix from its ashes.
Among such glorified leaders and the legends of Balochistan, is the great Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail (ENT Consultant Associate Professor BMCH and President of Helping Hands BMC Quetta). In Balochistan different encouraging social workers, leaders who have commended their efforts to facilitate the community and have made the lives of such masses prosperous, who could not afford their bread and butter and basic amenities of life. Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail dedicated his life for the education and healthcare of such people.
The chronicle of Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail, from his childhood to the zenith of success is an example of hard work and dedication which enlightens that how the success in the life is earned after negotiating with the hurdles and obstructions throughout his life. He has always been the nucleus and centerpiece for the people of Balochistan, when health and education related efforts are being carried out. . He has served for the poor of the society than focusing mundane gains for himself.
As for his educational background is concerned he always maintains that “ education is not just about going to school and getting a degree it is rather about acquiring knowledge and engrossing the truth of life and exchanging it to the next generation.” His basic schooling is from Model High School Zhob. Then he attended Government Degree College Zhob and passed his higher secondary school and graduation from there, respectively. Dr. Sher zaman was curious and passionate about the medical field since his early days of education; consequently he decided to become a licensed medical practitioner. After graduation he left for Quetta and got admission of MBBS at Bolan Medical College Quetta. He cleared MBBS and moved to Karachi for higher studies. From there he did his DLO from Jinnah Post Medical Center (JPMC). After achieving DLO he continued bringing the passion to do MCPS, and cleared it with remarkable success from CPSP Karachi. As education is the most powerful and effective tool that can be used to change the lives keeping this very in view he never got satisfied and went for all the thoroughfares available to him. He specialized in ENT and did his FCPS from CPSP Karachi.
He started his career by clearing BPSC and appointed as Assistant Professor at Bolan Medical College. Later on after several publications he was promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail started the journey of Ailing Humanity from Bolan Medical College when one of his patients, after going through his surgery was bearing massive expenses and was unable to afford his food, after the day he decided to devote his life for people and started his services to the humanitarian grounds . He founded an NGO in BMC and named it Helping Hands. It is an organization of doctors of 1980s. It was started by some doctors of BMC Quetta with the basic aim of providing Healthcare facilities to the poor at their doorstep. The organization was functional till 2005 after which due to the academic requirements of the members the same organization couldn’t work further. The day after helping that patient in regard of his basic life utilities, he reestablished the Helping Hands and completed the process of documentation of this organization. He worked day and night and made this organization again useful for the best interest of the poor patients admitted in various public sectors hospitals of Balochistan.
After this immense achievement he started his work on his mission and served the people of Balochistan for the ailing humanity and masse of Balochistan. Not only for the patients but also he accommodated all the other students of BMC and invited them to be a part of this organization. Later on with his great efforts more than 2000 doctors and students got their membership for this organization belong to different educational institutes of Balochistan. He was having a lot of mission for the health care system and different successful events have been organized by Helping Hands under his kind supervision which includes; Free Medical and Surgical camp in different districts of Balochistan , Awareness of different diseases in different institutes of Balochistan, Corneal transplant, Blood donation, Green BMC Green Pakistan, Vaccination of hepatitis , Saylani welfare International Trust with providing free meal in BMC and saryab Road at Dokani BaBa Chowk. Among these events thousands of patients got treated free and being operated in the free medical and Surgical Camp, his kindness do not ends here even he always serve the people of his village Zhob during EID days by providing treatments and surgeries. Thousands of peoples have got awareness in regard of dangerous diseases such as Cancer. He ensured the safety of life not being limited to the ailing humanity but worked for plantation in BMC and BMCH and more than 3000 trees have been planted in BMC that makes the environment green and makes the place better for the people admitted and living there. He worked on corneal transplant with other team and succeeded 10 corneal transplantation procedures even he has donated his own eyes. He is the only person in BMC who serves meal to the people himself and this is how the way of seeking prayers from all those people and making the way to the Heaven. Bone marrow transplantation, mental health awareness, free medical and surgical camps across the country are the included in his future planning. To come across his achievements he has been honored by having different designation as, provisional adviser for Saylani Welfare International Trust Pakistan, Examiner undergraduate BMC QIMS and other medical colleges of the Pakistan, Supervisor for FCPS, Examiner post graduate CPSP, Member of otorhinolaryngology (PSORL), Member of tumor board at Cenar Hospital Quetta, Conference sectary PSORL, and the President of Helping Hands.
Politeness is that fragrance of flower that makes the way to humanity, a person with politeness, kindness, aspiration, prosperity and a envision can cross all the berries of conflicts and can reach to the destiny. I wish best of luck to Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail for his long healthy life with strength of happiness and his tremendous and humanitarian performance in future as well as our society really needs the selfless people like him…!!