Government urged to confer degree-granting institution status on PGMI – Latest News – The Nation

LAHORE – Senior Professor of Ameeruddin Medical College (AMC), Dr. Sardar Al-freed Zafar said Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) was established in 1974, adding that doctors from other countries also come here to specialize.

Addressing the college convocation, he said the purpose of establishing PGMI/AMC was to provide medical education to Pakistani and foreign doctors. He said 10 million rupees was spent on research at the institution every year and argued that PGMI graduate doctors were in effect Pakistan’s ambassadors. He added that the mission of PGMI was research in the field of medicine. “To this end, we need the best medical teachers and competent physicians for better service to humanity,” he added. In a press conference during the convocation of the college, the director of AMC called on the government of Punjab to confer degree-awarding institution status on PGMI. During the ceremony, 398 diplomas and 238 medals were awarded to AMC/PGMI doctors.

Prof. Al-freed Zafar congratulated the incumbents and asked the new doctors to selflessly serve the patients in their practical life and achieve success in this world and the hereafter. He said that a large number of doctors earned a good reputation for Pakistan inside and outside the country, which was undoubtedly a matter of honor and dignity.

Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences (UHS), Prof. Javed Akram, President of Pakistan Medical Council, Prof. Arshad Taqi, Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Professor Khalid Masood Gondal, and others attended the convocation.

A large number of former directors, senior professors, doctors and experts in the field of medicine were also present on the occasion.

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