This COMSATS Engineer is Working to Save Thousands of Lives with His Invention
Mohsin Rafiq, a KPK resident and electrical engineer student of COMSATS, has created a device that can save tens of lives every day across various hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Mohsin’s father revealed that he is very proud of his son. He added that he, himself, has always been good with electrical gadgets and had a dream of becoming an electronic engineer, however, he could not pursue his dreams as his financial circumstances did not allow him to. The father now works at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.
However, he has made sure that Mohsin and his brother are able to get admission in electronics in COMSATS Abbottabad.
So, What Happened?
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.”
“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,” he added.
Mohsin revealed that along with the help of his brother, they not only fixed the device, but they also developed and 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, saving countless patients from needless suffering and medical complications.
Now, Mohsin is pursuing a PhD at CECOS University, Peshawar and is also working with the city’s National Incubation Center. His hard work and struggle has helped him to 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 PhD 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.
His research on the electronic device would be published in the Dutch scientific publisher, Elsevier’s prestigious book “Control Applications for Bio-medical Engineering Systems.