LAHORE – Academic Council of Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital has approved proposed Under Graduate Medical College to be name after renowned Pakistani surgeon Prof Ameer-ud-Din. The proposed name of college ‘Dr. Ameer ud Din Under Graduate Medical College’ has referred to Punjab Health Department for final approval.

Chairing a meeting, Principal PGMI Prof Tariq Salah-ud-Din said that Dr Ameer-ud-Din was serving as senior professor of surgery at Mayo hospital at the time of partition. He rendered glorious services for the treatment of those who got injured at the hands of Sikhs and Hindus during migration. He was also a great philanthropist. He sold out his residence at Gulberg to contribute for the establishment of Department of Pediatric Surgery at Mayo Hospital. In recognition of his great services, government awarded him with the honor of Emeritus Professor of Surgery, he said. Dr Ameer-ud-Din also served in USA and UK and enjoyed international fame. He was considered to be one of the top twenty surgeons of the world. Thousands of his students were serving the ailing humanity in Pakistan and abroad, he said. The Academic Council of PGMI has decided to tribute this great son of soil by naming new medical college after his name. He said that new college would play an important role to stop brain drain from Pakistan as students would prefer to join it rather than going  to China or Uzbekistan for the reasons of less expenses and availability of very experienced faculty.