President praises BMU’s contribution in Health and Education

824 doctors including 12 PhDs, 46 MPhils and
4 MDs get degrees at BMU Convocation

Prof. Zahida Baqai urges Government to encourage
private medical sector

KARACHI: The sad demise of Prof. Fariduddin Baqai has created a huge vacuum in education and healthcare sector of Pakistan. He was pioneer of medical education in the private sector and his role and contribution are widely acknowledged. This was stated by President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain while speaking at the BMU’s Convocation held recently.  He also expressed his heart felt grief with Prof. Mrs. Baqai.

The president congratulated the graduating students and their parents on successful completion of education from BMU, which is a symbol of hard work, passion and devotion. Addressing the fresh graduates and those who received degrees, he said that it is just the beginning of your career and you should strive hard to achieve goals and serve the community. During whole educational career you have learned community based medical education. Thus your motto should be “to serve the community and mankind”. The President further emphasized that there is no benefit of knowledge if it does not help you and other people.

Prof.Mrs. Zahida Baqai Vice Chancellor of Baqai Medical University presenting Gold Medals
to position holders at the BMU Convocation held recently.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zahida Baqai, in her welcome address, highlighted the vision and dream of her husband late Prof. Fariduddin Baqai, for establishing the community oriented medical institution in the outskirt of Karachi to provide quality healthcare service and medical education. Since the inception of BMU in 1996 up till now about five thousand students have graduated who are serving the communities in Pakistan and abroad. To strengthen the research culture the university is also offering the postgraduate degree programs in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical discipline. She laid emphasis on promoting medical education and said that it can only be possible if the private sector is encouraged and facilitated. She stated that more than 3000 medical and 1400 dental surgeons have been passed out from BMU. The number of degree recipients in this convocation was 824 including 12 PhDs, 46 MPhils and 4 M.Ds.

Seventy-six graduates earned gold medals on their excellent academic performance. A student of Dental College Dr. Aisha Rizwan earned eight Gold Medals. Dr. Mehwish Jabeen and Dr. Uroos Zawar Khan earned three Gold Medals each. In all the Chief Gust awarded 22 Gold Medals to the Best Graduates and Position Holder.(PR)

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