BAHAWALPUR - The Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College are serving the country in the field of education and health and it is a pride for the region, said the vice chancellor of the varsity.

Addressing an annual function of the Alumni of the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, VC Dr Muhammad Mukhtar as a chief guest said such functions were a good way to renew the pledge to serve the profession. He appreciated the gathering of the old students of the QMC and advised them to carry on research in their respective fields for effective and better results in the field.

He said that the establishment of the Sir Sadiq Khan Abbasi Postgraduate Medical College was the continuity of the aim to promote medical research. He advised the old students to promote traditional values of the Pakistani community abroad and serve with devotion and commitment to earn good name for Pakistan and their own profession.

QMC Principal Dr Khawaja Haroon Khursheed Pasha in his address said that the QMC always tried to deliver. He added that special attention had always been given to the quality of education and promotion of merit which had made the QMC a well recognised medical college. He maintained that the college was being affiliated with the famous Bahawal Victoria Hospital which would soon become a leading hospital of the country after the functioning of the Kidney Centre and Cardiology Centre. The hospital would be made a 2,000-bed facility soon, he added.

QMC Alumni President and BVH Orthopaedics Complex Head Dr Rafique Sabir thanked the attendees for their arrival and making the function successful. He also congratulated the newly elected President, Dr Shafqat Ali Tabbasam. Later, the IUB VC inaugurated the exhibition of the pharmacist products.