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UHS syndicate approves appointments, affiliations

By Our Correspondent
November 28, 2023

LAHORE: In its 76th meeting on Monday, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Syndicate, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore, sanctioned the appointment of 29 faculty members and granted affiliation to 10 nursing colleges in Punjab.

The Syndicate, endorsing the Selection Board's recommendations, approved the appointment of one professor and one assistant professor for hematology, two associate professors for physiology, and one assistant professor each for histopathology, dental materials, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and pharmacology departments.

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) building can be seen in this picture. — Facebook/University of Health Sciences Lahore
The University of Health Sciences (UHS) building can be seen in this picture. — Facebook/University of Health Sciences Lahore

Additionally, appointments were greenlit for one lecturer in pharmacognosy, three in English, six in medical sciences, and one each in Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat. Approval was also given for the appointment of two senior physiotherapists, two physiotherapists, one occupational therapist, and two speech and language pathologists.

During the meeting, the members were apprised that interviews for these positions took place from November 20 to 23, involving 174 eligible candidates. Representatives from the Punjab Public Service Commission and the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department participated in the selection process.

The Syndicate, on this occasion, granted affiliation to nine public sector and one private nursing college, all already recognised by the Pakistan Nursing Council. The approved nursing colleges, including DHQ Narowal, Government Eye cum General Hospital Gujranwala, DHQ Sheikhupura, DHQ Okara, DHQ Wah, DHQ Lodhran, DHQ Khaniwal, DHQ Layyah, DHQ Bhakkar, and the College of Nursing Niazi Medical College Sargodha, are affiliated for a four-year BSN programme.

Moreover, the Syndicate approved annual increments for 17 faculty members serving on a tenure track basis. The meeting was attended by Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, UHS Pro-VC Prof Nadia Naseem, Allama Iqbal Medical College Principal Prof Ayesha Arif, University of Faisalabad Board of Governors' Chairman Muhammad Haider Amin, Prof Arshad Cheema, Prof Sidrah Saleem, Prof Samina Kausar, former DG Health Dr Zahid Pervaiz, UHS Registrar Prof Sarah Ghafoor, Prof Maryam Malik, and Punjab Finance Department' additional secretary Abdul Qadir. Additionally, Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur Principal Prof Soufia Farrukh and Health department's special secretary Raja Mansoor Ahmed participated through a video link.

Anti-microbial awareness walk

Institute of Microbiology (IOM) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised an awareness walk to observe 'World Antimicrobial Resistance Week' with the theme of 'Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together' here at City Campus.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad led the walk while Department of Parasitology Chairman Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Director IOM Prof Dr Aftab Ahmed Anjum and students participated.

The walk started from the VC Office and culminated in front of Quality Operation Lab after taking a round of City Campus. The aim of the day was to create awareness among the general public regarding understanding of anti-microbial resistance.