LAHORE - Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafiq and Health Director General Dr Zahid Pervaiz on Tuesday visited DHQ Hospital Vehari to probe deaths of seven newborns due to alleged unavailability of oxygen.

Kh Salman Rafiq will meet the heirs of children and submit a separate report to the CM regarding the tragic incident.

Meanwhile, Punjab Secretary Health Jawad Rafique Malik has constituted a four-member committee for probing the incident. The committee comprises Dr Haroon Hamid, Dr Nasir Rana, Dr Sikandar Hayat and Biomedical Engineer Mazhar Mahmood. The committee will furnish its report within 24 hours. 

55 masters to train UHS faculty

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has selected 55 master trainers for imparting training to faculty of medical and dental colleges regarding latest teaching methodologies, learning techniques and evaluation procedures at par with international standards.  These master trainers, selected from amongst the faculty of affiliated medical colleges, have been trained by eminent foreign experts.

The project has been launched from the platform of Council for Collaboration in Medical Education, an initiative of UHS Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Junaid S Khan.

The master trainers after the completion of their training will be responsible to conduct workshops on different aspects of medical education at their home institutions.

UHS Medical Education Department organised a workshop for the master trainers on Tuesday. The workshop was facilitated by University of Liverpool’s Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Medical Education, Dr David Christopher Morgan Taylor and University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor in Medical Education, Dr Zarrin Siddiqui.

The workshop covered the topics on medical education including Problem-based Learning, Team-based Learning, Simulated Patients, Technology-assisted Learning and Professionalism and Ethics. 

UHS Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Junaid Sarfraz Khan said that the project to prepare a cohort of master trainers was a step towards standardising medical education in Punjab.