Medical education: Medical teachers must focus on research, says PGMI chairman

‘PGMI has helped overcome shortage of medical officers’.

Our Correspondent April 23, 2014
‘PGMI has helped overcome shortage of medical officers’. PHOTO: FILE


Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) and Lahore General Hospital Board of Management Chairman General (r) Ziaud Din said on Tuesday that medical teachers must focus on research. The chairman was speaking at the first alumni conference held at the PGMI.

He said doctors should be aware of the latest developments in the field. He said they should share their knowledge and experience with their juniors.

PGMI Principal Anjum Habib Vohra said PGMI had been producing medical specialists for the past 40 years, and had helped overcome a shortage of medical officers various medical colleges and hospitals across the country.

Vohra also stressed the need to construct a heli-pad at the General Hospital to bring patients in critical condition.

He praised the steps taken by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the promotion of medical education, improvement of hospitals, establishment of new medical colleges and the provision of funds for the welfare of nurses, paramedics and doctors.

Professors Mahmood Ali, Ejaz Ahsan, Nazir Ahmed and Sadia Chiragh also spoke at the event, and emphasised the need to upgrade medical syllabi to cater to the future needs.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2014.


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