DUHS holds condolence meeting
for Prof. Younis Soomro

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences organized a condolence meeting in memory of late Prof. Younus Soomro former Professor of Orthopedic Surgery a Dow Medical College who passed away recently due to COVID19 infection. The meeting was well attended by faculty members of the university and hospital staff.

Speaking at the occasion Vice chancellor of DUHS Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy said that Prof. Younis Haider Soomro was not only an extra ordinary surgeon but also an excellent team leader. He expanded the facilities in the department and also rendered extraordinary services in the Rehabilitation department. He also introduced Russian technology for the first time in Pakistan, as a result, thousands of people were saved from disabilities.

Brother of late Prof. Younus Soomro Uzair Soomro and his sister Dr. Rufeena Soomro were among those who spoke on the occasion and paid him rich tributes. Prof. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy further stated that Prof. Younis Soomro had been serving poor patients all his life. When he contracted corona, his family was very much upset and we did what we could do to treat him but we could not save him.

The principal of Dow Medical College said that he worked in his unit under Prof. Soomro, now it seems that it was the best part of my life. Prof. Iqbal Memon said that Prof. Soomro always said take care of poor patients because they trust us and hand over their loved ones to us. After getting infected with COVID19, he later also suffered from acute myocardial infarction which prevented is recovery.

Prof. Khalid Mehmood said Prof. Younis Soomro was a man full of life. He fitted everywhere and any occasion. He was a benefactor of the soul and humanity. He always treated us like an elder brother. He was full of humility and would help everyone. He was admitted to a private hospital where his condition became very critical but somehow he was revived but later on he could not survive. Dr. Rufeena Soomro said that he was not only my brother but also like my father. Prof. Maratib Ali pointed out that Prof. Younis Soomro was born in Shikarpur in 1946, did his MBBS from Liaquat Medial College. He also served in the army from 1976 to 1984. (PR)

PPA concerned over 
fate of PM&DC

KARACHI: Pakistan Pediatric Association, Secretary General, Dr. Mumtaz Lakhani in a communication has expressed their concern about the fate of PM&DC as reports are circulating about its replacement with PMC once again.

Thousands of Pakistani graduates who were registered by PMDC are working all over the world. Any such move will take away their identity which will lead to problems when they have to renew their registration. PM&DC, she says, is a recognized regulatory body of Pakistan. Any hasty decision will raise many questions world-wide. The PM&DC needs to be strengthened by making its working transparent. She has further stated that the standard and structure of the faculty should be prescribed by the PM&DC and not by the HEC. Instead of adding another examination, we need to strengthen the existing examination systems (PR)

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