Se­cret be­hind de­vel­oped na­tions is hard work, ded­i­ca­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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