Live Streaming of Open Heart Surgery Procedure

On mai 21, The French Medical Institute for Children has initiated live streaming of its procedures for learning and capacity building of healthcare providers including doctors, nurses and students from different healthcare institutions.

The Continuing Medical Education Session conducted was the first of such sessions, where an open heart surgery lead by Dr Najeebullah Bina and FMIC paediatric cardiac team was shown live to a group of healthcare providers remotly. The surgery was also streamed live to Faizabad and Bamyan hospital at the same time. 

Dr Bina during the live stream of the surgery was explaining the procedure to the participants and also responded to their questions  during the procedure. The session was participated by around 45 participants from FMIC and cardiologist doctors from governmental and nongovernmental hospitals such as Ibn Sina Cardiac Hospital, Afghan Swiss, Poly Clinic, Kabul Medical University and as well as students from Milli medical University.

FMIC in Afghanistan is the first healthcare centre providing open heart surgeries starting with the first open heart surgery on April 2006, they have come a long way and has achieved a milestone of 2000 successful both open and close heart surgeries. Dr Bina also expressed his eagerness to help Afghan people and train the local doctors. He also stated that this journey has just began and asked for  ideas and support in achieving more success in this field. “FMIC Doors are always open for our colleagues from other hospital” Said Dr Bina.


At the end of the session, Dr Abdullah Fahim, Medical Director, FMIC thanked the participants for joining in the session. He appreciated the enthusiasm shown by the Afghan medical fraternity in learning and knowledge sharing. He thanked the Cardiac Team, IT and Marketing department for organizing such a wonderful session. He congratulated the cardiac team for achieving another milestone at FMIC.