LAHORE - Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana has urged graduates to serve the ailing humanity in remote and rural areas.

Addressing the 16th convocation of Allama Iqbal Medical College on Saturday, he urged doctors not to confine themselves to the big cities as patients in far-flung areas also needed their attention.

A total of 310 graduates were awarded degrees. The chief guest also gave away 28 gold, 33 silver and five bronze medals to those showing distinction in various subjects. Dr Umair Farooq grabbed 25 medals.

Principal Prof Rashid Zia, Special Secretary Dr Sajid Chohan, Chairman BoM Muhammad Yousaf, faculty members, administrative doctors and parents also attended the event.

Congratulating the fresh graduates, Rafiq Rajwana said that teachers and parents also deserve appreciation. He urged doctors to fulfill obligation of oath and do not compromise on provision of healthcare facilities to the masses under all circumstances. He said that doctors were true ambassadors who brought good name for the country.

Prof Rashid Zia said that the institution was proud of its graduates. He expressed hope and wished that the graduate would render matchless services in medical profession.


Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department has posted Dr Bilquis Shabbir as Professor of Medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical University. Best graduate at FJMC in 1997, Bilquis Shabbir secured 13 medals and distinction in three subjects.  After assuming charge of the post, she said postgraduate tra9ining will soon be started in Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Workshop on endoscopy

Prof Khalid Mahmud, Head of Neurosurgery Unit II of Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences (PINS), has said that the poor patients were benefiting from modern technique of removal of brain tumor without opening head.

Delivering lecture on the concluding day of three day workshop on endoscopy on Saturday, he said that wasted of minimum blood and brief hospitalization were major benefits of DBS method.

Pioneer in DBS treatment in Pakistan, Prof Khalid Mahmud said that PINS was providing this latest facility at par with any developed country on the globe.  He called upon the young doctors to use modern techniques for improving service delivery at hospitals. Apart from Pakistan, neuro surgeons from USA, KSA, Korea, Nepal, Russia, Italy, and Czech Republic participated in the conference held at Liaqat National Hospital Karachi.