ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has underlined the need for technological expertise in the healthcare system.
While chairing a meeting of the senior leadership of Agha Khan University on Saturday at the Center of Innovation in Medical Education AKU, the president said that the healthcare system of the Country is required to focus on the preventive side of health rather than curative.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کی زیرِ صدارت آغا خان یونیورسٹی کے سینٹر آف انوویشن میں اجلاس
صحت کی دیکھ بھال کے نظام میں تکنیکی مہارت کی ضرورت ہے، صدر مملکت
ملک کے صحت کی دیکھ بھال کے نظام کو علاج کے بجائے احتیاطی پہلو پر توجہ دینے کی ضرورت ہے، صدر مملکت pic.twitter.com/I4mxh967pE
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) January 22, 2022
While highlighting the importance of the preventive side of healthcare, the president said that many people in our Country avoid to visit hospitals, particularly in private hospitals due to the expensiveness of treatment.
The president said that our hospitals including Agha Khan University need to look into this trend and focus on promoting the preventive aspect of healthcare. He further said that 80% of the component in dentistry could be virtual/online.
President Arif Alvi said that several Nursing Courses and programs could also go online in order to increase the quantum of nursing staff in our Country.
Dr. Arif Alvi said that China took 800 million people out of poverty by improving the healthcare system.
The president urged the faculty and doctors of AKU to establish a group of visionary thinkers to make quality and the relevant healthcare system.
Earlier, President Dr. Arif Alvi was briefed on AKU’s social impact as a national asset by providing services in basic education, outreach health services, examination system, and research.
President Arif Alvi appreciated the services of AKU as an iconic for the leading hospitals in Pakistan.