KARACHI (APP) - Deafness caused due to discharging ears is a common community problem that can be easily avoided through simple and timely interventions. Prof. Jawaid Alam, Head of ENT Department, Civil Hospital and Dow University of Health Science College said here Friday at the inaugural session of hands on workshop on temporal bone dissection and ear surgery course. One of the most senior ENT surgeons of the country said discharging ear is a quite known phenomenon in the developing countries. He warned that the cases which do not respond to medical treatment and particularly those having the substantial evidence of developing potential life threatening complications warranted surgical intervention. Unfortunately there is lack of surgical skill laboratories and training programmes for graduates and postgraduates where they can be trained to enhance their surgical skill by performing cadaver dissection, said Prof. Jawaid Alam. He said that in view of gravity of the situation, DUHS and ENT department of Civil Hospital had, some time back, planned to organise hands on temporal bone workshop and ear surgery course, first ever of its kind in the country. The three-day ongoing event was said to be the sixth of the hands-on workshop on temporal bone being attended by professionals from across the country. He also thanked the guest faculty, Dr. Kishan P. Morwani and Dr.Kaustubh T. Patil from India for conducting the workshop. Prof. Jawed Alam said that along with the workshops free mobile ear camps were also planned to be conducted in remote areas of the country. The camps to be supervise by senior surgeons would also administer Ear Surgery at the door steps of the patients in need. The ENT Surgeon hoped that the training would go a long way in preventing life threatening complications that can occur due to various ear diseases. "Conditions related to ear must neither be considered ordinary nor the associated complications be ignored and an ENT surgeon must be approached," he said. The ongoing workshop on surgical management of different ear disease, he said included treatment of deafness, discharge of puss from ear, tympanic membrane reconstruction, fluid in middle ear, facial nerve decompression etc. Associate Course Director and a senior ENT specialist, Prof. Saleem Marfani referred to relevance of hands on workshop and said participation in such events organized abroad were beyond the means of large majority of local doctors. "DUHS Professional Development Center in collaboration with ENT and Head and Neck Surgery of DUHS -CHK has successfully organised series of such workshops and courses at regular intervals with great success," he said. Dr. Marfani said these training courses will ultimately benefit the people of Pakistan. Dr. Kishan P.Morwani said temporal bone dissection was one of the most complicated operation, however, ENT Surgeons could do it successfully after proper training and practice. He urged need for regular update of skills among the ENT Surgeons and Specialists. Dr. Morwani also offered his services to conduct workshops on temporal bone dissection across the country. Pro Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Prof. Salahudin Afsar said these surgical workshops were important mode to learn new techniques in the medical field. He said the master trainers of the workshop could extend training to others too. Prof. Salahuddin Afsar invited the experts and the young post graduate students to get their quality research articles published in the scientific journal of DUHS. Coordinator of the workshop, Dr. Iqbal Khyani thanked DUHS Vice Chancellor, Professor Masood Hameed Khan and its Pro Vice Chancellor for their support and guidance.