Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro holds its 15th Annual Convocation to confer degrees and gold medals to the graduates of MBBS, BDS, Nursing and Postgraduates of various disciplines at its Campus. More than 358 students of Bachelors of Medicine (MBBS), 93 of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS), 405 of Nursing and 56 postgraduates received their academic degrees.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali speaking as the chief guest on the occasion said the budgetary allocation on health is very low which is below the standards of World Health Organization (WHO). According to an estimate there are 200,000 registered doctors in Pakistan but the number doesn’t meet the standard of the WHO’s population-to-doctors proportion. He deplored the shortage of public health police experts, health managers, dentists and midwives and the dearth of investment in increasing social security, health and related facilities. He further said that a meager allocation has been made in the budget for health compared to other sectors and the government must review its decision in this regard.
Expressing concern over ghost employees in the health department, he asked the provincial government to come up with laws and execute actions without delay to stop this practice. He emphasized the need for making solid legislation to secure the lives of the masses. He said the health departments’ performance was the worst in small cities and villages where fake doctors play with the lives of poor citizens. The provision of basic needs to citizens was the responsibility of the state and social progress was impossible without justice whereas the provision of complete justice was the duty of the top court and people attached to the superior judiciary try their best to provide justice to the masses.
He advised the young graduates to discharge their obligations with commitment and dedication with the aim to improve people’s lives.
Governor Sindh & Chancellor, LUMHS Dr. Ishratul Ebad said that congratulated the graduates and their parents. He lauded the efforts of honour holders and reminded all graduates of the responsibility that has been placed on their shoulders as medical practitioners.
Prof. Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, Vice Chancellor, LUMHS in his address briefed the participants about the recent achievements of the varsity, including the establishment of the first DNA testing lab in Sindh. He congratulated the graduates.
Later, MBBS graduates Dr. Mahjabeen Memon, Dr. Romana and Dr. Sadiq Shoukat and BDS graduates Dr. Jaazib Memon, Dr. Abdul Qudoos and Dr. Fatima Nizamuddin were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.