Faridoon Sethna, one of Karachi’s most famous gynecologists passed away on 8th May, 2021.
His funeral prayers were held at 9 am on Sunday at 8th Mary Road, Bath Island in Karachi, according to the Setna family.
“In light of the prevailing Covid pandemic, the arrangements will be for the family and close friends only, but we will deeply appreciate your prayers”, the family shared.
About Dr. Sethna
Dr. Sethna was a graduate of Dow Medical College and a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He spent all his life rebuilding Lady Dufferin Hospital (LDH) in the Kharadar area and treated poor patients from old Karachi. He was also the medical director of the Concept Fertility Centre in Clifton and actively treated patients.
At the LDH, Dr. Sethna was also teaching and training post-graduate students in obstetrics and gynecology. He used to participate in numerous international and national scientific meetings and conferences. He took a keen interest in philanthropic activities, too.
His achievement also included infertility treatment and he developed this technique at a center in Karachi. He was also former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto’s obstetrician.
His achievements landed him a Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his contributions to the field of maternal medicine in Pakistan. He worked as an obstetrician for over 50 years and was known for dealing with high-risk obstetrics, complex gynecological problems, and infertility treatments. He was one of the most experienced practitioners in Pakistan in infertility and helped hundreds of couples conceive through IVF.
Dr. Sethna’s Fellow Doctors Remembers Him
“Dr. Sethna was a great mentor to countless gynecologists. He believed in women’s empowerment and staunchly supported the role of midwives and the cause to provide the best care to pregnant women,” recalled Dr. Sherhshah Syed, former president of the Society of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists Pakistan (SOGP).
“Dr. Sethna was behind the LDH’s modernization. He was able to convince the late Ardeshir Cowasjee to support him in building a midwifery school at the hospital,” Dr. Syed said, adding that he was also an ardent art lover and reader.
A Tweet From Murtaza Wahab
Sindh CM’s adviser Murtaza Wahab calls it terrible news in a tweet posted on Sunday, adding that Dr. Setna was his family doctor. “Visited his clinic many times & was always surprised to see people from all strata of society come to him,” he said. “A very kind & humane professional who will always be remembered.”
This is terrible news. Dr Setna was also our family doctor. Visited his clinic many times & was always surprised to see people from all strata of society come to him. A very kind & humane professional who will always be remembered https://t.co/U3szMsHDGh
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) May 8, 2021
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