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A week full of health and educational activities

By Mudasser Qadeer

Last week, Lahore’s health and education sectors were in the news for their activities. Due to the pre-monsoon, dengue is on the rise again, due to which the Punjab government has taken special measures to combat dengue in all hospitals. This is the first ward in the province where only steps have been taken to deal with dengue. In this regard, Principal Sims Prof. Dr. Muhammad said. Farooq Afzal accompanied by Medical Superintendent Dr. Amir Ghafoor Mufti visited the ward to inspect the facilities and in his speech he described the ward as following the services of former Principal Sims Professor Faisal Masood and following in his footsteps. He further said that MS Services Hospital Dr. Amir Ghafoor Mufti has provided all the facilities including doctors, nurses and paramedics for this ward. Attendance and provision of medicines and tests have been ensured for the people and we UM is keen to play its role in the spirit of service so that all the treatment facilities for dengue patients can be provided under one roof, followed by a workshop on Dengue Prevention and Protection at Sims Auditorium. Arranged under the supervision of Principal Sims Prof. Farooq Afzal in which Prof. Dr. Arif Nadeem, Dr. Shahrad Hafeez and Prof. Dr. Sobia Qazi gave detailed lectures on the symptoms of dengue patient and its consequent effects and treatment. Explain to nurses and paramedics the rules and regulations for dealing with dengue.
A function was held at Allama Iqbal Medical College under the supervision of Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique in which a training session on Clinical Management of Dengue Fever was held in which Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Prof. Dr. Arif Tajmal and MS Jinnah Hospital Dr. Tahseen, Dr. Muhammad Saqib Aziz, CEO Punjab Healthcare Commission, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Director Punjab Healthcare Commission, Dr. Anwar Janjua, Director Punjab Healthcare Commission, Dr. Farooq Adeel Additional Director Punjab Healthcare Commission, Punjab Health Initiative Dr. Ali Razzaq, CEO of Management Company, Hasnat Ahmed and a large number of students participated while the speakers gave awareness speeches on dengue fever. Seminars are of great importance. This is the right time to take precautionary measures to save precious lives from dengue. Let the rainwater in your homes and shops stand still.
Dr. Nishat Riaz, Director, British Council Pakistan, Education at the Veterinary University, gave a comprehensive lecture to the students on the current programs and initiatives of the British Council for the Improvement of Higher Education in Pakistan. A large number of faculty members and students including Dean Faculty of Bio-Sciences Prof. Dr. Habib-ul-Haman, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Prof. Dr. Muhammad Azam, Principal Officer Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Kamran Ashraf participated in it. On the occasion, she told the students in his lecture that you should be proud of the fact that you are studying in the ancient university of Pakistan which not only increased milk and meat production in the country. At the same time, it is playing an exemplary role in food safety and food security through its quality education and research, while the British Council has been providing scholarships to students in the field of education. It is providing education opportunities and also taking various measures for faculty development. sHe advised the students that there are people of different religions, colors, races and cultures in the world. Accept these people to give you the opportunity to learn new knowledge and experiences.
During the same week, Professor Syed Asghar Naqi, Dean of Allied Health Sciences and Chairman, Department of Surgery, King Edward Medical University, was awarded the Best University Teacher Award for the year 2021. The special guest at the Best University Teacher Award ceremony organized by the Higher Education Commission while chief guest was fedral minister Rana Tanvir Hussain, who in the presence of former Vice Chancellor KEMU Professor Khalid Masood Gondal, Chairperson HEC, Directors and Vice Chancellors presented Prof. Asghar Naqi with an honorary certificate and a sum of one million rupees.
The training program for medical college teachers at the University of Health Sciences regarding medical education will also start this week in which a six-workshop training session will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Sheffield UK. Grants for the program will be provided by the British Council, while workshops will be managed by the UHS Medical Education Department. Two of the six workshops will be held in Lahore and one each in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan and Mirpur Azad Kashmir in which medical teachers will be trained in the latest teaching techniques. Techniques include transformational, problem-based and blended learning. Under the program, 150 nominated teachers from various medical colleges will participate in workshops who will be trained as master trainers. Participants will not be charged. Workshop facilitators will include British and Pakistani experts.
Cultural AttachI of the Iranian Consulate General and DG Jafar visited the Faculty of Media and Mass Communication, University of Central Punjab. Dr. Fawad Baig, Head of Department, Faculty of Media, Dr. Hina Adib, Incharge, UCP FM Radio, Irfan Aslam, Incharge, UCP TV & Production House, Prof. Dr. Karar Haider and Murtaza Shibli were also present on the occasion. Issues of mutual interest, including Iranian culture, film, media, literature and education and research, were discussed.
The main event of the week was organized by Lahore Press Club on the occasion of the death anniversary of eminent scholar and educationist Prof. Dr. Maghisuddin Sheikh. President of the club Azam Chaudhry, Secretary Abdul Majeed Sajid, Senior Journalist Irshad Arif, Farooq Faisal, Taseer Mustafa, Dr. Anjum Zia, Ali Tahir Maghith, Mohsin Ali Turk, Bilal Ahsan Naz, Saleem Akhtar Maghrana and others spoke. Speaking at the seminar, the speakers said that Dr. Maghisuddin Sheikh had imparted immense knowledge, grace and goodness throughout his life. He was a man of sensitive personality. He was a beacon for the new generation in journalism. Have rendered unparalleled services for the development of the Department of Communication in Punjab University.

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