LAHORE – Post-Graduate Medical Institute as well as Lahore General Hospital’s Principal Prof Tariq Salahud Din has said that the Physiotherapy Department of the LGH has been upgraded through induction of modern equipment and facilities at a cost of Rs20 million.

Projects of LGH Physiotherapy College, Nursing Institute and Paramedical School are also being planned in order to cope with future needs. Moreover, construction of multi storey flats for doctors, nurses and paramedical staff is also underway to facilitate the staff.

He expressed this while addressing a function held in connection with distribution of certificates among the participants of physiotherapy training workshop which was attended by heads of Physiotherapy Departments from all over the Punjab. Dr Hans Sein, an expert on the subject, belonging to Holland, also delivered a special lecture to the participants. Incharge Physiotherapy Department Dr. Umal Banain briefed the participants about the working of her section.

Prof Tariq Salah-ud-Din said in his address that physiotherapy is useful treatment to rehabilitate those who get their nerves and body parts damaged as a result of disease or accident.

He told that a five year course of physiotherapy i.e Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) would be introduced at proposed LGH Physiotherapy College. He further said that capacity building course has been initiated at PGMI in order to improve professional expertise and skills of the doctors. Senior professors are imparting knowledge and guidance to the trainee doctors and this programme is focused to ensure better diagnostic and treatment facilities to the patients, he added.