Fatima Jinnah Medical Uni Organises Annual Scientific Symposium

Prof. Khalid stated that with help of webinars & telemedicine, we fought COVID pandemic, and the WHO also expressed satisfaction with the prevention of COVID in Pakistan .

Fatima Jinnah Medical Uni Organises Annual Scientific Symposium

The Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Annual Scientific Symposium was commended here at Fatima Jinnah Medical University on Saturday, which was jointly organised by FJMU, Fatima Jinnah Medical College Alumni Association of North America (FJMCAANA), and King Edward Medical College Alumni Association (KEMCAA-UK) under the patronage of FJMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal.

In the opening ceremony, medical experts from the United Kingdom including President King Edward Medical College Alumni Association (UK) Dr Tabinda Dugal, Dr M Tufail, Dr Athar Ahmad Saeed, Dr M Shafiq Gul and Dr Warda Shafi graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical University (UK), graced the conference as special guests.

Former SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, President Pakistan Medical Association Prof Ashraf Nizami, Member FBR Dr Hamid Atiq, Dr Arshad Taqi, Prof Mahmood Shoukat, Prof Farooq Afzal, Dr Afzal Alam, Dr Tariq Gohar delivered lectures on various topics and responded the questions of the participants.

VC FJMU Prof Khalid Masood Gondal as Patron in Chief of the Annual Scientific Symposium, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Shamsa Humayun as Chairperson Organising Committee, Dean Undergraduates Prof Muniza Qayyum as Co-Chairperson Organising Committee, Chairperson Department of Medicine Prof Bilqis Shabbir as Secretary Organising Committee, Registrar Prof M Nadeem, Deans Prof Munazza Iqbal, Prof Abdul Hameed, Prof Zohra Khanum and Principal Prof Noreen Akmal as members of the Organising Committee welcomed the guests.

The expert panel informed the participants about their experiences and research during the COVID pandemic, and they held a thorough discussion about future preventive measures.

On the first day of the conference, various sessions on topics such as Intensive Care Unit Management, Obesity, Malnutrition, Bariatric Surgery, Newborn Hearing Screening/Teaching Deaf Children, Various Ear Diseases, including Deafness, Breast Cancer and Uterine/Cervical Cancer, Medical Education, and Public Health were held in four different halls with good participation from the doctors.

Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal presided over the critical care session on behalf of Fatima Jinnah Medical University; Prof. Shamsa Humayun presided over the Nutrition/Hearing Session, Prof Zohra Khanum presided over the Breast Cancer and Cervical Screening session; and Prof. Muniza Qayyum presided over the Occupational Health and General Practitioner session.

Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal presided over the closing session. During this session, there was a thorough discussion of COVID’s experiences, accomplishments, research, and future action plan and guidelines.

Dr. Faisal Sultan stated that he was given the opportunity to work for the Federal Government’s Health Department. During the COVID pandemic, the government made every effort possible to prevent and treat the disease. He went on to say that the most important thing at the time was making a decision and then carrying it out.

Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal stated that with the help of webinars and telemedicine, we fought the COVID pandemic, and the World Health Organization also expressed satisfaction with the prevention of COVID in Pakistan and around the world.

He went on to say that, in comparison to other neighbouring countries, Pakistan’s situation during the COVID pandemic was relatively stable, which he attributed to the Government of Pakistan and the Government of Punjab. Apart from that, he praised the efforts of frontline doctors, paramedics, and nurses who risked their lives, as well as the Pakistani people, who demonstrated discipline in a unique way during COVID.

Dr. Hamid Atiq stated that during COVID, the key challenges that we overcame were a lack of oxygen and vaccination. Dr. Faisal Sultan responded to a question by saying that we vaccinated over 23 lac people in a single day.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Professor Khalid Masood Gondal expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the distinguished guests and presented honorary shields to international experts from the United Kingdom and America, as well as other distinguished guests.

Originally published at The News