The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah has said that the Khyber Medical college carries rich share, as far as promotion of medical education and provision of healthcare facilities to people of the province and FATA are concerned and the record number of students of this institution having passed foreign examinations, reflects that its graduates are at par with the best at the International level.
Addressing as the chief guest at the Convocation – 2013 of the College in Peshawar on Thursday, the Governor, who also is the Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University further pointed out that as the saying goes, “there is always room for further improvement. “The ongoing measures of the government to further strengthen the health system are rightly expected to accrue better results”, he added. Dr. Mah Rukh Aisha Ali with seven gold medals was declared the best student of the Session, 2011-12. The provincial minister for Health, Mr. Shaukat Yousafzai who also is the Pro-Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University; and Prof. Dr. Hafeezullah, Vice Chancellor of the University also addressed the ceremony while Prof. Dr. Ejaz Hassan Khan, Principal of the College while presenting their annual report also highlighted salient features of the achievements.
Congratulating the young doctors and surgeons the Governor said that they owe a lot to the nation to materialize the expectations for serving to the ailing humanity. The Governor also highlighted importance of curricular activities and said that spirit of social work, promotion of sports and development of public health education are the most important areas of medical education and it is appreciable point to witness this institution remains as second to none in this respect too.
He particularly referred to the services being rendered by Social Welfare Society of the college in providing patient care and community services and said that such measures are most relevant to medical profession and deserve to be encouraged.
He also announced a donation of Rs.0.5 million each for Social Welfare Society and non-teaching staff of the college. Referring to the request for request for extending sponsorship to students exchange program and other proposals, the Governor assured to take necessary steps for their fulfilment.
The provincial minister for Health, Mr. Shaukat Yousafzai said that efforts are afoot to recruit almost 900 doctors in near future while 500 have already been inducted in the provincial health system during the recent past. Talking about working of the health institutions, he said, difficulties are there but the government has also put the things on correct lines and the people will find better situation
Source: The Frontier Post.