Secretary Health Dr Ijaz Munir has said that the moral values are the need of the hour in the profession of medicine. The courses must be organised on professionalism for under and postgraduate doctors, he added. He expressed these views as chief guest at the concluding session of communication skills workshop at CPSP Regional Center in Lahore.

The secretary lauded the CPSP that it had made the attendance of these courses compulsory for its 18,000 trainees. “In this training course doctors are taught how to talk to patients in a professional manner? This course is very helpful for bridging gap between doctor and patient and it also enhances the confidence of patients,” he added. 

On this occasion Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, DGIR, CPSP, gave briefing about the performance and working of the Center. The meeting was also attended by council members and deans.