LAHORE - Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana has said that the government was utilisiing maximum resources for improving health sector.

Speaking at the 49th convocation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) at a local hotel yesterday, he said that still a lot was needed to be done for betterment of healthcare service delivery. As many as 405 doctors from the civil and military institutions were awarded degrees of the Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) and the Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (MCPS). The chief guest awarded gold medals to six doctors for passing FCPS in the first attempt with distinction.

Rafiq Rajwana urged the degree holders to implement their oath in the practical life and make all out efforts for serving the ailing humanity.

“Negligence from duty is injustice with this noble profession. You will have to repeat the oath taken today in the practical life repeatedly”, the Governor said.

CPSP president Prof Zafarullah Chaudhary said that the institution since its inception was being run in the most democratic way. He said that a 20-member council was elected every four years, which in turn elected office-bearers of the college each year from among themselves.

He said that the CPSP was offering fellowship in 73 and membership in 22 programs. He said that CPSP was awarded Golden Europe Award for Quality and Commerce Prestige last year and the Socrates Best College Award 2013. He advised fellows and members to keep the CPSP vision in focus and serve the nation to the best of their abilities.