The newly-elected office-bearers of the College of Family Medicine Pakistan (CFMP) have decided to start training sessions for young doctors to help them perform better on completing their graduate studies.
At the first general body meeting held at the Pakistan Medical Association House, the body decided that more chapter of the CFMP will be established across the country. The meeting was attended by the chairperson Dr Muzaffar Uqaili, vice-chairperson Dr Amin Kharadi, joint secretary Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro and treasure Dr Altaf Khatri.
Sharing details of the first meeting, CFMP's general secretary, Dr Shehla Naseem, said that the clinical base of young doctors had become weak, adding that they make several mistakes. "Ultimately, it is the patients who suffer," she claimed. "Such trainings during their studies will improve their skills."
According to Dr Naseem, the training sessions, which are likely to start in November, will improve the overall status of primary healthcare.
The CFMP is already providing training opportunities to general practitioners. The meeting also decided to promote research work. The research committee will be headed by Prof Waris Qidwai who also leads the research committee of the World Organisation of Family Doctors.
Dr Naseem said that research in primary healthcare is very essential, adding that different issues will be highlighted under the supervision of Dr Qidwai.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2014.
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