Peshawar   -    The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Director Patricia Escalone Guiote Tuesday visited Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar.  

On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor KMU Prof Dr Zia ul Haq welcomed her and gave a detailed briefing about the various departments of the University. Head of the delegation of ICRC Pakistan Jamal Khan, Head of sub-delegation Peshawar Jihad Nabhan, Miss Zaratash Qaiser, Head of Health Care in Danger Initiative Pakistan Dr Mirwais Khan, and heads of various institutions of KMU were also present at the occasion. 

Patricia Escalone praised the performance of KMU and especially the quality of programs from BS to PhD level in various fields and said that the progress that KMU has been made in a short period is an example for other institutions to follow. She said that she was extremely happy to know that KMU-PHRL has not only provided excellent services during the Corona pandemic but now more than forty other diseases are also being diagnosed here. 

He said that the role played by KMU in collaboration with ICRC in the completion of the Health Care in Danger project is expected to bring encouraging results regarding the protection of health care service providers in society. She added that it will be a great success for all of us soon.  

Earlier, Prof Dr Zia told the ICRC delegates that the students are benefiting extensively from the skilled lab that has been set up in KMU-INS with the support of ICRC. He said that KMU, being the sole medical university in the province, is providing exemplary services in the fields of education and research as well as diagnosis and service delivery to ailing humanity.  He said that more than 1.8 million Corona tests had been done in PHRL so far and it is being expanded further. He said that now the process of diagnosing about forty other diseases has also started in PHRL, while a mobile lab is also going to be started here soon.  

He assured the Regional Director of ICRC that KMU will continue to cooperate with ICRC and it is expected that the bilateral relations between these two organizations will be more stable in the future. 

Later on, Patricia Escalone also planted a sapling at KMU and expressed special thanks to KMU for its excellent hosting and partnership in various projects.