ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked the Vice Chancellors of Medical Universities to expand the spectrum of research with special focus on diseases like COVID-19.
While chairing a meeting of the Vice Chancellors of Medical Universities about COVID-19 at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president urged the Medical Universities to undertake research in the medical field and follow International Research Standards so as to address the challenges of Health Sector.
The president emphasized that the universities required to provide quality education and produce good quality of students.
The Vice Chancellors briefed the meeting about the health care initiatives taken by their respective medical institutions in view of the Corona pandemic.
In this regard, they highlighted the measures taken by Medical Universities including arranging training courses for doctors and paramedics, establishing isolation wards, and developing technical and operational guidelines for teachers and health workers.
The Vice Chancellors apprised the meeting that the universities had established IT infrastructure to provide online education and continue other academic activities.
President Arif Alvi appreciated the important role being played by the health professionals and Medical Universities in the prevailing situation of COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by Professor Tanwir Khaliq, Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Lt General (retd) Syed Imran Majeed, Vice Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi, Dr. Asad Hafeez, Vice Chancellor, Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Dr. Anis Ahmed, Vice Chancellor and Lt General (retd) Azhar Rashid, Dean, Riphah International University, Islamabad.