KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, has said that the cases of the global epidemic COVID-19 are gradually decreasing.
COVID-19 had put educational activities at stake, but now the students have started moving towards a brighter future, and new horizons of success are waiting for them. He said this in the open day ceremony of new students of the Dow International Medical College and Dow Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Ojha campus held separately.
DUHS Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kartar Dawani, Professor Zarnaz Wahid, Dr Naheed, Dr Ramla Naz, Dr Sanam Somroo, Dr Tayaba Nasreen, Medical Superintendent, Dow University Hospital, Professor Zahid Azam, Professor Ateeq ur Rehman, teachers, students, and their parents were also present on occasion.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, said that last year there were problems not only for students and teachers but also for the university as well. Now we are done with the second wave of COVID-19.
However, the series of online teaching training will continue in the future. He said that due to the global pandemic, the whole world systems were upset. Online teaching was introduced to save it, but there were difficulties in online assessments, and serious objections were also raised against it. Therefore, physical classes for students will continue from now onwards.
While addressing the students, he said that you had started the journey of professional medical education. Up till now, you have to look to your parents, teachers and others for your decisions, but now you have to make your own decisions for the future, and future success will depend on the best decisions you make for yourself.
He urged students to study hard and diligently and participate in sports activities for physical and mental harmony. Prof Zarnaz Wahid took an oath from the new students and highlighted the importance of medical education.
Addressing the open day of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prof Muhammad Saeed Quraishy welcomed the new students and said that our institute has been functioning since 2007, independently as per the Government of Sindh’s notification.
You will enjoy learning with experienced teachers and training instruments at the Ojha campus, and you will learn a lot in the next five years. He hoped that the students would be able to pursue their studies without any hesitation or hindrance regularly.