LAHORE – Doctors should focus on acquiring knowledge about advancement in modern research in medical science to ensure provision of quality healthcare facilities to the masses.

Addressing as chief guest at the concluding ceremony of training workshop held at Lahore General Hospital on Sunday, ex-Prof of Surgery, King Edward Medical University, Prof Syed Zafar Haider said training workshops, symposiums and seminars could serve the purpose of updating the knowledge and enhancing expertise of healthcare providers. At the ceremony, four doctors were awarded prizes and shields for best research articles. Renowned experts including Prof Anjam Habib Vohra, Prof Ejaz Hassan, Prof Khalid Bashir, Prof Ahmed Salman Waris, Prof Muhammad Iqbal, Prof Najam-ul-Hassan, Prof Agha Shabbir Ali and Prof Rashid Latif Khan delivered special lectures during the workshop that continued for six days.

Prof Syed Zafar Haider said ‘we are living in the age of information technology and doctors must use this effective tool to find out new methods of curing human diseases’. He appreciated the efforts of Prof Tariq Salah-ud-Din for conducting such events especially second annual scientific symposium which also helped promoting inter province harmony as doctors from all over the country participated. He also lauded the decision to name the proposed medical college after Emirates Professor of Surgery Dr Ameer-ud-Din, terming him a great surgeon as well as a great philanthropist of his age.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal PGMI Prof Tariq Salah-ud-Din said that the institute was playing important role in medical research and keeping the doctors updated. He said that PGMI offered all basic facilities including internet and digital library so that the doctors could get online knowledge about modern advancements from the prominent universities of the world. He stressed upon the need of launching a sensitization campaign against dengue to wipe it out permanently.