Lahore: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that without allied health sciences, medical profession is incomplete as development in health sector on modern lines is not possible, without taking allied health sciences professionals on board. He said that there were gaps among the policy makers and professionals in the past, but, if PML-N came in government after general elections, we will remove these gaps, and equal developmental policy would be followed with the guidance of professionals.
He expressed these views while distributing laptops among the students of School of Allied Health Sciences Children Hospital, here today. Dean Institute of Child Health & Children Hospital Prof. Dr. Tahir Masood, Medical Director Prof. Dr. Ahsan Waheed Rathor, Principal School of Allied Health Sciences Mrs. Rifhat Javed as well as other administrative doctors and a large number of students were present on this occasion. Khawaja Salman Rafique said that, as compare to boys, girls student are more hard working, that is why the percentage of females is higher than the male in medical as well as in allied health sciences. He urged female students not to forget their profession, after completing their study and they should utilize their professional abilities to serve the ailing humanity. He said that there is a need of good leadership at all levels, and if leadership is capable, then the institutions and the country would prosper in a better way. He observed that politicians and policy makers should learn from the highly qualified and skilled professionals of various professions. The Special Assistant said that, as a political worker, he loves to work under the guidance of professionals.
Khawaja Salman Rafique said that Children Hospital Lahore has a special positive world reputation among the medical institutions which has been catering to the needs of the whole country. He said that if PML-N came into the government at federal level after general elections, it will establish modern hospitals across the country, and main focus would be given to the preventive side, so that we could compete with the SAARC countries by improving our health indicators. He said that progress could not be made at full scale without securing the rights of workers, and augmenting the human resource. He said there the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif had ordered regularization of government employees who were working on contract in various departments to ensure job satisfaction. Earlier, Dean Children Hospital Prof. Dr. Tahir Masood threw light on the performance of Children Hospital and the importance of Allied Health Sciences. He said that the school is providing educational facilities at BSc level in various disciplines of allied health sectors, while the students of this school is serving, within the country and abroad.