BAHAWALPUR  - The Health education is an effective tool that helps improve healthcare in developing nations. It not only teaches prevention and basic health knowledge but also conditions ideas that re-shape everyday habits of people with unhealthy lifestyles and the Islamia University Bahawalpur is playing due role effectively in the promotion of public health.

In this regards, a master level programme in the medical technology will be introduced at the university’s Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi Postgraduate Medical College as well as short courses and diploma courses will also be started soon.

This was stated by IUB Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar while addressing the concluding ceremony of three-day training workshop on safe blood transfusion.

The workshop arranged by the Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi Postgraduate Medical College and the IUB Health/Medical Division in collaboration with the WHO and Safe Blood Transfusion Programme. Around 40 medical technicians from government and private hospitals across the South Punjab attended the workshop.

He said that the medical profession had an important role to save human lives and the safe blood transfusion demanded to take the process very carefully with competency and the training workshop was the first step towards serve the suffering humanity.

Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi Postgraduate Medical College Acting Principal Dr Qaisera Jabeen, IUB Senior Medical Officer Dr Usman Cheema, Doctors of the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme, Saeed Ahmed, Bilal Ahmed, Zainul Abidien and Usman Waheed besides the representative of the WHO, Asim Ansari were also present on the occasion. Late, the VC distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.