KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi, while addressing the 6th convocation of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) on Saturday, stressed on the importance of prevention in the healthcare system and said that majority of the diseases and health issues could be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
He congratulated the graduates, faculty and administration of the college and advising the graduating doctors, said, “Moving towards your professional life, you should realize that the people who come to you in a state of grief have great expectations from you as doctors. Therefore, you should treat your patients with compassion and it is a fact that treatment with compassionate feelings brings out the best results.”
He said since the medical profession was developing at a fast pace, so their quest for knowledge should continue in their professional life as well. He advised the students to educate people on preventive measures against diseases and asked graduates to focus on nutrition to reduce the incidents of stunting, to encourage mothers to breast feed their children, and educate women on early recognition of breast cancer.
The president also promised to look into the possibilities of upgradation of KMDC to the status of university.
The Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, also present on the occasion, praised the academic standards of KMDC and pledged his continuous support in the development plans of the college.
KMDC Principal Dr Syed Mahmood Haider briefed the chief guest on the progress of the college and its future development plans.
The convocation was also attended by Metropolitan Commissioner Dr Saifur Rehman and Karachi University Vice Chancellor Dr Ajmal Khan.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2018.