PMDC & CPSP join hands to uplift medical education
By Our Staff Reporter
KARACHI- It was after a long time that two major institutions of the country – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) – have got together for promoting and uplifting the medical education in the country.
The good news was broke to the media persons by PMDC President Prof (Dr) Masood Hameed and CPSP President Prof (Dr) Zafarullah Chaudhry at a dinner hosted in honour of newly-elected Council of CPSP by Ziauddin University’s Chancellor Dr Asim Hussain.
Terming doctor-patient ration in Pakistan `far below’, Prof Masood Hameed, underscored the need for producing much more doctors for combating the challenging situation being faced by the country in the wake reduced number of postgraduate doctors/specialist who could become teachers at medical institutions, but the Ministry of NHSR&C has not yet lifted the moratorium imposed on opening new medical colleges.
Voicing his concern over the issue, Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry urged the universities to encourage doctors to undertake specialized courses to overcome the dearth of doctors in the country.
He was delighted to see that councils of both the PMDC and CPSP have got together after a long `frustrated’ gap to manage and to provide opportunities to the doctors for having postgraduate advanced studies in medicine, surgery and allied subjects.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Asim Hussain, who is also PMDC’s Council Member, said that PMDC and CPSP’s joining hands for the promotion of medical education in the country would augur well for the entire medical profession.
The dinner was attended, among others, by Prof (Dr) M. Awais, Prof Gen Aslam, Prof (Dr) Azam Yousifani, Prof (Dr) Ghulam Qadir Kazi, Prof (Dr) Umer Ali Khan, Prof (Dr) Asghar Butt, Prof Maj Gen Salman Ali, Prof Shoaib Shafi, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Rizwana Chaudhry, Prof Ghulam Mujtaba, Maj Gen Prof (Dr) Sohail Hafeez , Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof Muhammad Tayyab, Prof Aamir Zaman Khan, Prof Naqibullah Achakzai, Prof Nasir Saeed, Waqar Alamjan, Prof (Dr) Rubina Hussain, Prof Syed Khalid Ahmed, Brig M Aslam Khan, Prof Sher Muhmmad Khalid, Prof Abdul Razzak Sheikh.