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Minister opens country’s first AI Gynecology Portal

By Our Correspondent
December 19, 2023

LAHORE: Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr Javed Akram inaugurated Pakistan's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Gynecology Portal at Fatima Jinnah Institute of Mother and Child on Monday. He also participated in the awareness workshop as a special guest.

Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kamran Khalid Kh, Prof Dr Bilqis Shabbir, Principal Prof Dr Noreen Akmal, MS Ganga Ram Hospital Dr Sohail Arshad Rana, Prof Dr Ayesha Malik, Abdul Samad and a large number of students were present on this occasion.

Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr Javed Akram while addressing during an event in this image on December 15, 2023. — X/@jakramaimc
Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr Javed Akram while addressing during an event in this image on December 15, 2023. — X/@jakramaimc 

Dr Javed Akram also announced making Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Institute of Mother and Child and Ganga Ram Hospital paper-free.

In his address, Dr Javed Akram said that Pakistan's first Artificial Intelligence Gynecology Portal would prove to be very beneficial in the treatment of patients with portal gynecology. Artificial intelligence has a very important role in the field of radiology. There will come a time when a doctor will be incomplete without artificial intelligence. He said that we are going to start a two-year level four programme at the Fatima Jinnah Institute of Mother and Child and the Department of Health Informatics is being built in Fatima Jinnah Medical University. He informed that faculty services will be obtained from the Punjab Information Technology Board for the Health Informatics Department. Dr Javed also presented commemorative shields to Dr Warda Ashraf and faculty members.

Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal in his address said that the artificial intelligence portal would prove to be a game changer. The field of gynecological oncology is also being improved. He said that we are going to start the MS programme in uro-gynecology and other departments in 2024. Currently, 95 percent of the construction of Fatima Jinnah Institute Mother and Child has been completed, he informed.

Minister for revolutionising biotechnology sector

Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) organised a training seminar on risk-based inspection at a local hotel on Monday. Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr Javed Akram was the chief guest on this occasion.

Addressing the seminar, Dr Javed Akram said that there is a need for revolutionising the biotechnology sector of Pakistan. For every success, we have to take risks in life. Our patients are most important to and all stakeholders should come forward for the betterment of patients.

He said every pharmacy in Punjab should have a pharmacist and it will take the next 19 years to ensure a pharmacist at every pharmacy. Unfortunately, there is not a single biotechnology plant in Pakistan and there are many unsafe industrial practices in Pakistan, he added.

CEO Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Asim Rauf, Mujahida Mujahid, Qalandar Khan, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Mian Shafiq-ur-Rehman and representatives of various pharmaceutical companies also participated in the seminar.