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ILE by PharmEvo sets up Center of 
Healthcare Leadership at Rashid 
Latif Medical College, Lahore

LAHORE: Institute of Leadership Excellence an entity established by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals has established a Center for Healthcare Leadership at Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore. It is based on the vision of ILE “To create a critical mass of Healthcare Leaders to play a role in building a healthier society”. The MOU to establish this center was signed recently by Prof. Dr. Aftab Mohsin (Principal Rashid Latif Medical College), Ms. Sabahat Khan (Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Latif College) and Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed (Director, ILE) in the presence of Mr. Mohsin Sheraz (Director Marketing, PharmEvo).


ILE by PharmEvo signed an MOU and organized a workshop on Leadership in
Healthcare at Rashid Latif Medical College recently. Group photographed taken
on the occasion shows the participants with Principal of RLMC Prof. Aftab Mohsin
and the facilitator Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed.

The first workshop on “Healthcare Leadership and Strategic Planning” was conducted for the Academic Council and Senior Faculty of Rashid Latif Medical College on Friday, 4th December 2020 by Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed which was very well attended.

Prof. Dr. Aftab Mohsin was highly appreciative of the efforts of ILE and PharmEvo for playing an eminent role in developing healthcare leaders. He said that healthcare leadership has become more important than ever during the pandemic. He also emphasized the need for developing leadership skills in young healthcare professionals and praised PharmEvo for such an initiative. (PR)


SIUT pays tributes to 
Prof. Noor Ahmed Baloch

KARACHI: Rich tributes were paid to Professor Noor Ahmed Baloch a former Principal of Chandka Medical College Larkana at a memorial meeting organized by SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation) last month. Prof. Baloch passed away in Toronto (Canada) recently. The memorial meeting was presided by Professor Adib Rizvi, Director SIUT while speakers who paid tributes and recalled the services included the faculty members of the Institute.

Prof. Adib Rizvi recalled that “Baloch Sahib as he was fondly addressed left an unparalleled legacy of serving patients teaching and both to students and residents. He said Baloch Sahib accomplished the challenging task of setting up specialty of Urology in Chandka Medical College which was the first of its kind in the interior of Sindh. He said another contribution of Prof Baloch was setting up a Centre of Urology in Larkana equipped with lithotripters which again happened to be the first such facility in the interior of the province. Prof Rizvi said services of late Professor Baloch will be remembered for all times to come not only as an outstanding surgeon but also in the field of medical education and hospital administration.

Professor Baloch served at Chandka as Principal from 1983 to 1984 and Medical Superintendent from 1989 to 1990 and as Professor of Urology in subsequent years till his retirement 2001.Late Professor Baloch has also the distinction of serving SIUT as the Chief Controller Examinations and later as a Trustee till passing away.

The memorial meeting was telecasted on Zoom app and also attended in Canada by the family members of late Professor Baloch. Other speakers who addressed the meeting included Dr. Anwar Naqvi, Dr. Zafar Husain, Dr. Altaf Hashmi, Dr. Murli Lal and Dr. Buksh Ali. (PR)


113 Residents qualify post-
graduation exam by AKU

KARACHI: A total of 113 residents and fellows many of whom have played a key role in treating COVID-19 patients during the pandemic – graduated at Aga Khan University’s 25th Postgraduate Medical Education, PGME, ceremony on Saturday December 19th 2020.

According to a communication received form AKU, Certificates were awarded to 92 residents and 21 fellows in areas relevant to the treatment of COVID-19 such as anesthesiology and intensive care, emergency medicine, pulmonary medicine, Paediatric infectious diseases and adult infectious diseases. It may be mentioned here that around the world and in Pakistan, scores of physicians-in-training such as interns, residents and fellows have lost their lives while caring for and treating sick COVID-19 patients.

Since its inception in 1985, AKU’s PGME programme has graduated 3,574 specialist doctors who have helped raise healthcare standards in Pakistan and abroad. Over 60 per cent of AKU PGME graduates are working in Pakistan and more than a third of clinical faculty at AKU are graduates of its own PGME programme.

All of AKU’s 34 residency programmes are recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Pakistan. The University also offers advanced training through 35 fellowship programmes to senior physicians. (PR)

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