LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday appealed to professors, consultants and senior doctors to revive the tradition of examining patients in the hospitals in the evening for providing treatment to the complicated dengue patients as service to ailing humanity is a source of satisfaction. While addressing the inaugural ceremony of new academic session 2011-12 at Post Graduate Medical Institute, he said an excellent role played by the elected representatives, officers, experts, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in the war against dengue virus and the way they had worked like a team for serving to ailing humanity could never be forgotten. Secretary Health Dr. Jehanzeb Khan, Principal PGMI Dr. Tariq Sallahuddin, Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Malik Hussain Mubashar, Vice Principal PGMI Prof. Habib Vohra, doctors and a large number of male and female students attended the function. The chief minister said that during the 60s and 70s, professors and consultants used to visit hospitals in the evening and the people still not forgot this excellent tradition. He said that although dengue was a virus yet it had provided an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the departments. The chief minister said that by adopting this passion, not only a healthy society could be established by eliminating viral diseases in the country but we can march forward and can achieve a dignified status in the comity of the nations. He said that controlling the dengue virus was a most difficult challenge but the messiahs by playing an effective role in this hour of trial had proved that they were not only the best doctors of the world but had also the passion of serving to ailing humanity. He said that it was an honour for him to address the new academic session of Post Graduate Medical Institute and he was pleased to know that all admissions had been made purely on merit in accordance with the policy of Punjab government. He said that this Institute was playing an important role in the training of doctors and besides all provinces, doctors from abroad were also getting training there. He said that Pakistani doctors were comparable with the international doctors as they had the passion of serving to the ailing humanity and the way they had served the ailing humanity with the same spirit and professional abilities was commendable. He said that the nurse Aasma Kanwal belonging to the hospital of this Institute sacrificed her life while serving the dengue patients. He said that the services of nurse Aasma Kanwal could never be forgotten and she will be remembered as a role model. He said that though the performance of Institute of Public Health had not been satisfactory in the past but now it had become history. He said that a roadmap had been evolved for reorganization of this Institute and concrete steps were being taken on war footing for its capacity building. Earlier, Principal PGMI Dr. Tariq Sallahuddin presented welcome address and threw light on the performance of the Institute. Secretary Health Dr. Jehanzeb Khan and Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Malik Hussain Mubashar also addressed the function. The Chief Minister also distributed gold medals among the doctors who displayed best performance in various disciplines.