LAHORE:Chancellor/Governor Punjab, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, chaired the 15th meeting of University Senate at King Edward Medical University on Thursday.
During the meeting, important decisions were taken, including approval of revised budget 2022-23 and proposed budget 2023-24. Pro-Chancellor Health Minister Prof Javed Akram, FJMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Registrar Prof Syed Asghar Naqi, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Ijaz Hussain, Special Secretary to Governor Punjab Umar Saeed, Additional Secretary Jafar Khan, and Medical Superintendents of nine allied hospitals affiliated with the KEMU were present in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Balighur Rehman appreciated the performance of Vice-Chancellor Prof Mahmood Ayaz and the University administration. He said that the most important work of universities is research and development. He emphasised that research funds should be increased, Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialisation (ORIC) should be strengthened.
He said that it is the responsibility of the institution to provide a clean environment to the students, adding that cleanliness should be ensured in the rooms, kitchens, and washrooms of the hostels.
He said that along with education, teachers should pay special attention to the character-building of students; no student should be deprived of education due to lack of financial resources and financial support should be extended to those students who need financial assistance, he added.
He emphasised that KEMU should embrace technology and take steps to cope with the requirements of modern education and should become a role model in robotic surgery for which all possible support would be given.
In the meeting, KEMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Mahmood Ayaz informed about the recent performance of the university, medical research, development plans, and the performance of allied hospitals.
Punjab Health Minister, Prof Javed Akram said that following the instructions of the Chancellor/Governor all possible measures would be taken for the construction and development of the new campus.
In the meeting, appointment of Prof Shahzad Shams as Dean for Surgery and Allied Specialties and Prof Muhammad Imran for Medicine and Allied was given, while approval was also given to the appointment of senior Professor as Dean after retirement. On this occasion, governor also inaugurated the overhead bridge between the university and the hostel.