LAHORE Gradually starting fellowship programme in new sub specialties on the pattern of developed countries, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan has launched five-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases, yet another and most relevant subject under the prevailing scenario. The CPSP had started planning and making arrangements for starting fellowship in the important sub specialty of Infectious Diseases, both in adults and minors, about one year back, well before the time when the dengue fever reached epidemic proportions in parts of the province, especially in Lahore. Initially, the CPSP has approved Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Institute of Child Health Lahore, Sir Agha Khan University and Sindh Institute of Urology for starting fellowship in the new sub specialty. In the later stage, more medical institutions will be allowed to impart education in Infectious Diseases. The doctors completing fellowship in the sub specialty will be sent to England, Ireland and other developed countries for further training. Addressing the participants of a symposium organized by CPSP at its regional headquarters on Wednesday, Chief Executive SKMCH&RC Dr Faisal Sultan said that the fellowship programme would help providing well versed and trained manpower to combat the menaces of infectious diseases including dengue fever in future.