Government committed to promote medical education: Governor Sindh

HYDERABAD: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan has said that despite limited resources and financial constraints, the government is fully committed to promote medical education and make the syllabus of medical education particularly dentistry at par with internal level.

The government is fully committed to explore the hidden talent of the youth so that the future generation could play pivotal role for the socio economic development of the country, he said while speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of two days long national dental conference on dentistry and inauguration of Dentistry Skill Lab at the main auditorium of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro on Saturday evening.

The Governor said that state of the art Dentistry Skill Lab is a unique lab of the country and it will help the BDS students to get required training of dentistry without giving pain to patients. Such types of laboratories should be established in other medical universities of the country, he added.

Praising the efforts of the management of Liaquat University of Medical Health and Sciences,  the Governor said that after receiving the status of university in 2001, the management has not only played important role in medical education but also doing a lot in medical research which provided benefits to thousands of graduates and postgraduates who are now providing services not only in the country but also abroad.

The introduction of new syllabus of public health and medical ethics and bringing the syllabus in the semester systems is indicating great achievement in the medical field, he said and added that change in the syllabus of dentistry is also the need of the hours.

He assured that the suggestions and recommendations which prepared by the participants of the conference will be forwarded to Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council so that the syllabus of dentistry could be brought at the part of international level.

The Vice Chancellor Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Noshad A. Shaikh in his welcome address informed that a total of 700 dentists from different parts of the country took part in the first ever dental education conference where 12 papers were presented including organising of four workshops.

He informed that Dentistry Skill Lab has been established at a cost of Rs. 18 millions where 25 phantoms with camera installations are available for the BDS students.

Source: APP