LAHORE   -   Ameeruddin Medical College (AMC) Principal Prof Dr Sardar Al-freed Zafar said that the Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) was established in 1974, adding that doctors from other countries also came here for specialisation.

Addressing the convocation of the college, he said that the purpose of establishing the PGMI/AMC was to provide medical education to Pakistani and foreign doctors. He said that Rs10 million was being spent annually on research at the Institution and maintained that doctors graduating from the PGMI were in fact the ambassadors of Pakistan. He added that the mission of the PGMI was research in the field of medicine. “For this purpose, we need best medical teachers and competent doctors for better service to humanity,” he added. During a media talk at the convocation of the college, the AMC principal appealed to the Punjab government to confer the status of degree awarding institution on the PGMI. In the ceremony, 398 degrees and 238 medals were awarded to the doctors of AMC/PGMI.

Prof Al-freed Zafar congratulated the position holders and asked the new doctors to serve the patients selflessly in their practical life and be successful in this world and the hereafter. He said that a large number of doctors earning a good name for Pakistan inside and outside the country which was undoubtedly a matter of honour and dignity.

University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof Javed Akram, Pakistan Medical Council President Prof Arshad Taqi, King Edward Medical University (KEMU) Vice Chancellor Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, and others attended the convocation.

A large number of former principals, senior professors, doctors and experts in the field of medicine were also present on the occasion.