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Safety of health care providers will be ensured: Federal Health Minister

  • Author: Editor
  • Event Date: Friday, 10 November 2023
  • Published on: Friday, 10 November 2023
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The govt will provide all necessary resources for the clean and transparent conduct of the MDCAT test: Federal Health Minister.

1.8 million covid-19 PCR tests have been done so far in Public Health Reference Lab to combat Corona Pandemic:


Federal Health Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan has said that Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar has brought together all the health sectors under one umbrella and the results of medical education and research have been a success in the health system of the province, this is a clear and revolutionary form of change.  In the past, the concept of medical education was limited only to MBBS and BDS, but now under KMU, the education and training that is being given in dozens of innovative fields from BS to PhD level is the most need of the time. It is a demand but it is also providing quality knowledge and research opportunities to our students in different fields of health in their own province. 

These views were expressed by the Federal Minister of Health as a chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of Biosafety and Bio risk management (BRM) Training Lab at KMU and distribution of scholarship certificates to deserving students.  He said that the protection of the health care providers in Pakistan will be ensured and all necessary facilities will be provided and the policy of the proposed act ICRC for prevention of violence and damage to property will be strictly implemented. 

On this occasion, VC KMU Prof Dr. Zia ul Haq, Director General  Health Shaukat Ali, Mr. Kouassi Koman Deputy Health Coordinator ICRC from Irory Coast, Registrar KMU Inamullah Khan Wazir,  Deans and heads of various faculties and departments of KMU were also present. 

He said that the proposed plan prepared by KMU for the clean and transparent conduct of the MDCAT test to be held on November 26 is commendable. Strict arrangements should be made for which the federal and provincial governments will provide security, administrative and technical resources on a priority basis.

VC Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq, while briefing the Federal Health Minister, said that the clean and transparent conduct of the MDCAT has been accepted as a challenge, all the arrangements for the successful conduct  have been completed  and working as a team with concerned departments.

Federal Minister said in his address that the service rendered by KMU to the society through PHRL  in Covid-19 pandemic is unforgettable, 1.8 million Covid PCR tests have been done, Apart from Corona tests, KMU also provides testing facilities for notable diseases including CCHF and MPox for the health departments. At the end of the ceremony, the Honorable Federal Minister distributed scholarship certificates to deserving medical students. Earlier, the Chief Guest also cut the ribbon to inaugurate the BRM Training Lab at KMU-PHRL and planted a sapling in the lawn of KMU. 


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