Lahore: On the instruction of Punjab Chief Minister, 4th year MBBS students of medical colleges will be sent in the form of groups to flood-hit areas to help medical teams in the provision of treatment facilities to the flood affectees. These students will return to their respective college in the evening.
This was stated by Advisor to CM on Health Kh. Salman Rafique while presiding over a meeting of Principals of Medical Colleges of Lahore. Principal Postgraduate Medical Institute Prof. Dr. Anjum Habib Vohra, Principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences Prof. Dr. Hamid Butt, Prof. Dr. Manzoor of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Administrator Shaikh Zayed Hospital Dr. Akbar Husain and Medical Superintendent Jinnah Hospital Dr. Abdul Rauf attended the meeting. Additional Secretary Health (Development) Ghulam Farid and Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq were also present.
Kh. Salman Rafique directed the principals to register 4th year boy and girl students of their colleges as volunteers. He said that these student-doctors will be sent to the flood affected areas to help medical teams in providing medical treatment to maximum number of patients. Kh. Salman Rafique further said that these volunteers will visit affected areas in the form of groups and will return in the evening. The concerned medical college will provide transport facility to these students.
Additional Secretary Health informed the meeting that District Coordination Officers of the affected areas are in constant contact with EDOs Health and medical volunteers will be sent to the flood-hit areas if needed. He asked the principals to register the volunteers and send their list to Health Department so that their services could be availed at the time of need.