Lahore : Punjab AIDS Control Programme, first time in the history of Health Department has announced to offer scholarships to the Ph.D and M.Phil students for their research work in the subjects related to AIDS control programme.
According to the programme, 20 scholarships for Ph.D and 30 for M.Phil students would be awarded. Rs.40 thousand scholarship would be paid to Ph.D whereas Rs.20 thousand for M.Phil students.
It was disclosed by the Project Director PACP and Additional Secretary Primary & Secondary Health Department Dr. Adnan Zafar while talking to the media persons after presiding over a meeting of high profile scholars to evaluate the applications received in this regard.
He further informed that 44 applications for Ph.D and 76 applications for M.Phil have been received. He said that a committee of high profile brains and experts was constituted for evaluation and sorting out the eligible candidates.
Dr.Adnan Zafar said that the committee was comprising on Professor of Pathology Dr. Naeem Akhtar of Rawalpindi Medical College, Prof. Tahir Yaqoob Micro Biologist and Virologist University of Veterinary Sciences, Lahore, Prof. Abdul Rauf Shakoori, Prof. of Biological Sciences Punjab University, Prof. Zarfashan Tahir, Institute of Public Health, Prof. Sidra Saleem of University of Health Sciences, Prof. Anjum Nasim Sabri, Micro Biologist Punjab University and other scholars were included.
He informed that the subjects which were selected for research work are included micro biology, genetic, molecular biology, public health, medicines, virology, epidemiology, physiology, gender studies and pathology.
He said that first time in the history of Punjab such revolutionary step has been taken for controlling the HIV AIDS, which has opened the doors for research in the Department, it would not only disseminate awareness among the masses and the clinicians but also would be a success story in the future.