Lahore: Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute, Ameer ud Din Medical College and Lahore General Hospital Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has said that efforts to create a healthy society cannot be successful without training young doctors on modern lines and encouraging research in medical institutions. “Our doctors will have to follow Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif’s health vision to control diseases and epidemics by adopting research and specialization methods.
The Post Graduate Medical Institute has emerged as the symbol of national unity and harmony by providing equal opportunities for admission to the doctors belonging to all the four provinces along with Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Doctors and teachers passed out from PGMI are providing health services both in medical and educational areas not only in Pakistan but every nook and corner of the world.”
He expressed these views while addressing to newly admitted doctors at PGMI in a ceremony held in connection with the starting of new academic session 2013-14 here today in the institute. The function was attended by ex principal of the institute Prof. Shahnaz Javed Khan, faculty members, Additional Dean Dr. Bushra Suhail, principals of various medical colleges of the city and prominent personalities associated with medical profession.
Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra told that as many as 245 doctors serving in both public and private sectors have been awarded degrees and diplomas during current academic year. He congratulated the successful candidates and said that the whole process of new admission has been completed while ensuring merit and transparency. He said that Pakistani medical professionals were facing a number of challenges presently like dengue and measles.
In order to root out these health hazards the doctor community will have to use the weapons of research and modern advancements of medical science. Especially senior doctors practicing in developed countries owe national responsibility to guide and inspire their young Pakistani fellows keeping them abreast with new developments in the profession.
The Principal further said that PGMI was offering 47 degree courses in 24 basic and clinical departments presently. He said that doctors from Nepal, Afghanistan and Iran were also getting admissions at PGMI. He stressed upon the new comers to focus on educational discourses, seminars, workshops and research activities so as to become useful professionals to help ailing humanity.