KARACHI- More than 1,370 students were conferred degrees in different fields including Allied Health Sciences, diploma and MPhil at the 9th convocation of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on December 12th 2018.
postgraduates of different fields of Allied Health Sciences, Diploma, MPhil, 26 gold medalists, 24 silver medalists and 24 bronze medalists successfully passed out this year.
Talking to the media, Chief Guest Provincial Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho said that though they had adequate healthcare facilities in the province, the government still needed to work on the health sector.
She congratulated graduating students of batch-2018. This is the day of great joy for you. Now, it is your responsibility to serve the society with best of healthcare services and spread them in every part of your country including urban as well as rural areas, she said.
Dr Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, who was the Guest of Honor at the event, said that after acquiring medical education, the graduates had to meet the expectations of the entire nation. You have entered in your professional lives and have the skills to overcome anything in your difficult times, he added.
Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof Dr Saeed Quraishy, in motivational speech said, “This is not only the day on which your dream came true, this is the day you are set free to live your dream the actual way and prove yourself among everyone else. The world of medical research and allied health sciences is open to you; waiting.”
He encouraged the graduates to rise up to the trials offered by the society, and mark this occasion as the starting point by restoring faith and humanity to the delivery of healthcare, and make us proud citizens of this nation. He displayed optimism and said that he expected this generation to transform healthcare and go on to contribute to this nation and serve the people of this county with sincerity and authenticity to develop a better healthcare system.
The convocation marked its beginning with the National Anthem and a welcome address delivered by the Pro Vice Chancellor of Dow University and Chairperson of Convocation Dr Zarnaz Wahid, while the Registrar DUHS Prof Dr Amanullah Abbasi headed the oath taking ceremony to the graduates of class 2018.