President addresses 48th Convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

Islamabad, December 19, 2014 (PPI-OT): President Mamnoon Hussain underlined the need for taking effective measures for improving healthcare infrastructure in the country. The President said that provision of universal basic health facilities play an important role in the overall development and progress of a country.

The President was addressing the 48th Convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) here at PC Rawalpindi. Those who attended the event included, among others, President CPSP Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, eminent professors and distinguished specialists of various fields of medicine and surgery along with senior officials of President Secretariat.

The President said that medial educationists and practitioners should keep themselves abreast of latest technologies and advancements in order to not only excel in the fields of medical sciences but also to positively be able to address the emerging challenges to health safety.

The President emphasized that medical specialists should serve the people with dedication to give their best in the related fields. The President stressed on permanently extending modern healthcare facilities to rural and far flung areas of Pakistan particularly to areas like Thar for effectively addressing health challenges and for dealing with any future health emergency.

The President appreciated the contributions of CPSP to the development of medical sciences and raising the standard of postgraduate medical education in the country. The President also appreciated CPSP for earning a distinguished position among sister international institutions by maintaining high standards of medical learning, training, research facilities and by promoting specialist medical practice.

The President observed that the College should continue establishing academic affiliations with the renowned institutions of the world for expanding the horizon of learning and taking advantage of modern medical research and experiments.

The President also directed the federal and provincial departments concerned to extend every possible facility to CPSP so that the institute continues in its noble pursuit of achieving constantly improved healthcare for all in our motherland. The President expressed hope that CPSP would continue advancing the high principles of medical profession.

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