Lahore : Provincial Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid has advised the young medical graduates to earn fame in the field of service of humanity.
She was addressing first annual convocation of Amir ud Din Medical College (AMC) and 7th convocation of Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) here today. 328 graduates were awarded degrees while 98 bright stars awarded with medals of honour.
The Minister expressed her satisfaction over worldwide acknowledgment of degrees of Pakistani medical institutions but reiterated that such acknowledgment was not enough and doctors should also serve ailing humanity with missionary zeal. “Do not expect reward in this world because only Almighty could bless reward in the world after, Serve the patients as ‘Sadqa Jaria’” she said. “I am unhappy that last month Health Department’s helpline received 5800 complaints of which 75 percent were regarding attitude of doctors and nurses. It means patients had fewer complaints about provision of health facilities” she regretted.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid further pointed out that in civilized societies doctors switch their cell phone off when they start duty. “We have to develop such culture in our country too” she said.
She also noted that increasing population foiled general health facilities in Pakistan. “Our primary focus is family planning in new health policy” she pledged. The minister believed that provision of uniform health facilities was vital for achieving health targets. “Only Lahore is not Pakistan, we have to concentrate all districts alike” she said.
She also promised to consider increase of 50 seats in AMC from next educational year.
The Minister for health awarded gold medal to Best Graduate Dr. Sana Rehman who secured 16 Gold medals in different fields.
Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Professor Dr. Javed Akram and Principal AMC and PGMI Professor Muhammad Tayyab also addressed the convocation.