Dr. Jamal Nasir, the Punjab Caretaker Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare and Population Welfare, announced on Saturday that the government had established postgraduate classes for doctors in the district headquarters hospitals of Attock, Bhakkar, Mandi Bahauddin, and Jhang with the help of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP).
In addition, the number of specialized doctor positions at Punjab’s DHQ hospitals would be enhanced.
He was presenting as a distinguished speaker at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan’s (CPSP) 56th annual convocation.
The convocation was attended by President of the World Federation of Medical Education Ricardo Leon, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Professor Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Senior Vice President Prof Mohammad Shoaib Shafi, Lt. Gen Arshad Wasim, heads of other health institutions, students, teachers, and parents.
Dr. Jamal Nasir stated that negotiations with the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan have concluded, and formal directives have been granted to begin postgraduate programs in these districts’ DHQ facilities.
The caretaker minister stated that two new cancer facilities are being built in Lahore and would be operational within two months.
He stated that one cancer hospital will be erected in Lahore’s Manawan neighborhood, while the other will be established near the Punjab Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute.
He stated that CPSP has evolved into a worldwide organization, with regional offices in England, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Nepal.
He stated that physicians with degrees from Pakistan’s College of Physicians and Surgeons are serving not only in Pakistan but also in other nations.
Later, the caretaker minister gave shields to CPSP leaders and conferred diplomas on graduating students.