FAISALABAD - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that the present Punjab government has been striving to promote medical education in the province under which four new medical colleges are being established besides increasing the seats for admission in the existing medical colleges. He was addressing a ceremony of 8th convocation of Punjab Medical College here on Wednesday at PMC auditorium. MPAs Kh Muhammad Islam, Dr Khalid Imtiaz Bloch and Zafar Iqbal Nagra, VC University of Health Sciences Dr Malik Hussain Mubashar, Principal PMC Dr Riaz Hussain Dab, Chairman Board of Management Allied Hospital Mian Latif and various officers of the health departments were also present on the occasion. Congratulating the medal winners and MBBS degree passing-out students, he said that Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif had provided remarkable pay package worth Rs5.2 billion for the economic relief of the health department employees of all caders while the services of more than 4,000 medical officers had been protected through the regularisation of their services. He urged upon the doctors to perform their duties with passion, commitment and full dedication and serving of ailing humanity should their prime duties. He appreciated the efforts of the PMC management for successful holding of the convocation. Earlier, VC University of Health Science in his address said that Punjab government was spending billions of rupees on the education of medial student in public sector medical colleges and the doctors should realize their duties and take care of legal rights of the patients by keeping in view the medical ethics. He said that the doctors should honour their oath and devoted themselves for the goodwill and honour of their profession. He greeted the award winners medical students and advised them to serve the humanity above to any discrimination. The PMC Principal welcomed the Law Minister and other guests at the memorable moments of 8th convocation of PMC. He highlighted the academic and extra curricular achievements of the college and said that the seminars, conferences and other events had been organised in the college and apprised the faculty members and students about the advancement of medical education. Chief guest Rana Sanaullah Khan decorated the medals to the students of distinguished positions in various academic examinations of the session 2007-08 and 2008-09. Later the Minister also inaugurated the building of Khadija Hostel for girls students which had been renovated at a cost of Rs1.275 million. He also inaugurated the cardiac care unit at Allied Hospital which had been established with a cost of Rs.2 million on self help basis. He took a round of CCU and appreciated the medical services being provided to the heart patients in this unit.