Secret behind developed nations is hard work, dedication
PESHAWAR—Deputy Speaker KP Assembly Dr Mehr Taj Roghani has said that the Khyber Medical University (KMU) being the only public sector medical university in the province has the huge responsibility of fulfilling the expectation of the government, public, policymakers, managers and patients.
The solutions found through local research will empower us to overcome the obstacles in the healthcare system delivery and capacity vacuum, she said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 7th annual health research conference organized by ORICKMU here Saturday.
Dr Mehar Taj Roghani said, ‘I am very glad to know that in a very short period, KMU has grown tre- mendously and now it has eight constituent and 35 affiliated colleges and institutes, imparting quality education to thousands of students in medical, public health, nursing, paramedics, physiotherapy and basic medical sciences.
She shared that the secret behind the development of the developed nations is hard work, dedication and research based education system. If we could ambitious to become a developed nation we should adopt the research culture on all levels.
While praising the KMU research efforts she said that all these research initiatives should be beneficial for the overall well-being and better health of the general public. She hoped that the recommendations of the conference should be shared with the health department for execution and for the benefit of the ailing humanity.
She said, she fully support the conference theme, ‘From Therapeutics to Prevention; The way forward’ and hoped that the day is not far away when KMU under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr Muhammad Hafizullah will become one of the top universities of the country.
Secretary Health KP Abid Majeed as guest of honour said that he believes on practical measures and steps have been taken to minimize the patient burden on the big hospitals through strengthening secondary and primary health care delivery system.
He explained that after introducing health insurance scheme for the poor ailing population of four districts of the province, now this scheme is expended with the cost of Rs 3.1 billion to the ten districts of KP, which will cover almost 50 percent population of the province.