Agreement: Military hospitals to accommodate, train TMOs

Health secretary says candidates selected on merit, no objection raised on eligibility


Umer Farooq August 05, 2016
Health secretary says candidates selected on merit, no objection raised on eligibility. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has signed an MoU with Combined Military Hospital (CMH) to train recently inducted trainee medical officers (TMOs).

The agreement was signed during a ceremony held in the city on Friday.

“For the first time in the history of the country and 32 years of Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI), we will be sending TMOs to be trained at different CMHs across the province,” said Health Secretary Abid Majeed.

In addition to CMH, health facilities operated by the armed forces will also accommodate TMOs.  Private health institutions including Rehman Medical Institute (RMI), Peshawar Medical College (PMC) and North West General Hospital (NWGH) and other private facilities also signed the MoU.

CMH Commandant Brigadier Mustansar Mujeebul Haq said Peshawar took the initiative to start the programme. With time, General Headquarters in Rawalpindi has communicated with health facilities being run by the armed forces to join hands in the programme and bring their provincial governments on board as well.

“Following our agreement, General Headquarters in Rawalpindi has communicated on the subject with other facilities run by the armed forces as well,” Haq told The Express Tribune.

According to the health secretary, the provincial government has inducted the highest number of TMOs. He added the candidates were selected on merit and no objection was raised about their eligibility. “We will be accommodating K-P trainees all through the country,” Majeed added.

Participants at the ceremony were also informed that candidates from Gilgit-Baltistan

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Separately, Khyber Medical University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Hafizullah said the newly established university will be an exemplary institution. The administration will never compromise on its standards.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2016.

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