The President – also the Chancellor of Public Sector Universities of AJK – declared this while addressing the 1st Convocation of the state-run Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College here on Tuesday.
The President said that completion of this degree also marks the beginning of a new journey. He said that as doctors you are masiahs for your patients and its your foremost responsibility to utilise your knowledge and use benign techniques in serving humanity by curing and healing them constructiveeile, upholding and following the highest moral and ethical traditions of medicine. Referring to the Hippocratic Oath, he advised them to selflessly serve humanity and ensure strict confidentiality of their patients.
President Masood Khan said that the AJK is fast developing in all sectors and it is also our priority to build modern health facilities and strengthen existing health infrastructures at divisions, district and subdivisions of AJK.
“Universal access to health and provision of modern health facilities will be ensured in all areas however remote they may be” he said.
President AJK said that health is a designated sustainable development goal and the Government is focused on providing access to health facilities to the remote areas which he said will be made possible by using telemedicine. He informed that AJK Government as specified funds for telemedicine in the current Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
The President urged the students to focus on enhancing their professional competence through acquiring education based on the latest research and innovation in the field of medicine. He also said that new postgraduate courses in medicine will be introduced and constructive steps will be made to establish a medical university in AJK. He said that our focus shall be on quality education and introducing modern curriculum.
The President said that medical colleges in AJK shall be made into quality and premium institutions and will therefore become competitive both nationally and regionally.
President AJK on the occasion also awarded the high achievers medals and distinction certificates.