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CM Sindh ponders to establish robotic surgery unit at JPMC

MN Report 01:04 PM, 4 Feb, 2022
CM Sindh ponders to establish robotic surgery unit at JPMC

KARACHI: Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, had decided to establish a robotic Surgery system at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). 

This unit would be installed for routine surgeries and training of new surgeons so that such units could be installed and operationalised in all the district headquarter hospitals.  

He announced these orders in his meeting with Prof Shahid Rasool, Executive Director of JPMC and acting Vice-Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University.

JPMC's Executive Director and the Chief Minister considered the installation of the Robotic Surgery System in JPMC for regular surgeries and the training of new doctors. According to Syed Murad Ali Shah, robotic surgery training would be provided to new surgeons at a master training centre in the DHQ hospitals. He further added, "This will help modernise the surgery system, but it will also boost the number of procedures each day."

Prof Shahid Rasool informed Murad Ali Shah that the JPMC was experiencing a chronic paucity of administrative and clinical employees. His directive was to put in place contingency plans for BS-1 to BS-16. JSMU may indeed be able to meet the need for Assistant Professors and Professors.

At the request of acting VC Prof Shahid Rasool, the chief minister vowed to enhance the annual grant of the university.  

The chief minister directed the U&B dept to appoint remaining members of the syndicate and directed the acting VC to convene the academic council, Senate and Syndicate meetings to resolve the university issues. 

The chief minister appreciated the services of ailing people at JPMC and vowed to equip it with the latest equipment, machinery, and new buildings. 

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