Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Khalid Mahmood on Tuesday pledged to transform Ameerud Din Medical College into a state-of-the-art institute.
Addressing the college’s students, Mahmood said the institution would become a fully-equipped centre of excellence.
“Young doctors are precious assets. They should work hard to keep themselves abreast of new trends and advancements in the health sector to earn laurels for themselves and the nation,” he said.
The principal said only research could enable finding cures for cotemporary diseases. Mahmood said morality was inextricably linked to the medical profession.
He said medical professionals should be prepared to forgo every comfort for their patients.
Mahmood said the spirit of selflessly helping other people distinguished the medical profession from other vocations.
He said ensuring the provision of healthcare and education to citizens was a duty of the state. Mahmood said it was nevertheless incumbent on citizens to shoulder some responsibility with regard to maintaining good personal hygiene and cleanliness standards.
The principal said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had focused his attention on revamping the health and education sectors. He said the performance of the government in the sectors under his leadership was impressive.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2015.