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Dow VC – Lobbying continues


By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI- Provincial Government formed Search Committee has short listed the names of Professors for Vice Chancellor post of Dow University of Health and Sciences.

The favorite candidates are Prof Dr Noshad A Shaikh, Prof Saeed Ahmed Qureshi, Prof Masror Ahmed and Prof Rana Qamar Masood for VC post.  The candidates have started lobbying to get VC posts.

Profiles of favorite candidates for slot of VC DUHS are Noshad A Shaikh (born 27 October 1958) is Vice-Chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Prof Noshad acquired his MBBS degree from the University of Karachi in 1983, where he did postgraduate work in General Surgery. He was awarded fellowships from the International College of Surgeons USA and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. His has written several papers in both National and International journals. He has attended and presented papers in several conferences both within the country and abroad. He has been keynote speaker at many conferences and seminars.

He has worked as Professor of Surgery at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi along with various administrative capacities including the coveted posts of Medical Superintendent, Lyari General Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi. Later, he was appointed as Principal, Sindh Medical College Karachi. He served as Secretary, Health Department, Government of Sindh from September 2004 to May 2007.

As Secretary of Health, he had a pivotal role in drafting and implementing the first Provincial Health Policy. He was the pioneer architect in the development of Safe Blood Transfusion Act 2006, Private Hospitals Regulatory Authority bill and the telemedicine project in the province of Sindh.

Under his leadership, LUMS  became the first ever public sector medical institution in the country to introduce Biomedical Ethics and IT as subjects in the undergraduate syllabus. Among his many achievements, He also introduced an Integrated Curriculum and a Semester System, and established a cardiac surgery unit, a minimally invasive surgery unit, and regular public awareness programs.

He is also honorary Director of the Pakistan Medical and Research Council (PMRC) Jamshoro and the Chief Editor of JLUMHS the official research journal of the University.

Prof Saeed Qureshi is Medical Superintendent of Civil Hospital Karachi and renowned Orthopedic Surgeon. He is one of the leading surgeons in Pakistan.

Prof Muhammad Masroor Ahmed Principal Dow International College of Medicine & Dentistry and also Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences.

The Search Committee has short listed the 12 senior Professors name for the posts which are; Prof Dr Noshad A Shaikh, Prof Saeed Ahmed Qureshi, Prof Masroor Ahmed, Prof Rana Qamar, Prof Junaid Ashraf, Prof Zaman Sheikh, Prof Umer Farooq, Prof Ghulam Asghar Chnna, Prof Qamar Uddin Baloch and other.

The Search Committee meeting which was earlier scheduled to held on 28 August 2015 has been rescheduled and now held on 26 August. The Search Committee member will short list the candidates for VC posts after interview.

The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah will select the name of VC for DUHS.

The incumbent Vice Chancellor of Dow University Prof Masood Hameed Khan will retire from his post on 7 September 2015 after completing second tenure.

August 27, 2015

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