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December 13, 2019

Governor Imran Ismail urges women not to ‘disappear’ after medical education

Karachi

December 13, 2019

Sindh’s governor said on Thursday that most of the female medical students “disappear” after graduating from medical colleges and universities. He urged them to serve society and do wonders during their practical lives like they do while studying at professional educational institutes.

“All the gold medals are clinched by female students, as they are far ahead in the field of education than boys. But unfortunately, they disappear after getting professional education,” said Imran Ismail while addressing the 10th annual convocation of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at its Ojha campus.

As many as 1,349 students were awarded their graduate and postgraduate diplomas and doctorate degrees at the convocation, while 27 students were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for performing extraordinarily in studies during their graduate and postgraduate courses at the university.

Claiming that female students are more talented than their male counterparts, the governor said that compared to him, his sisters are better in studies. He urged female students to serve society after getting professional education. “I urge you to remain in the country and serve it despite all the problems. Never give up and continue struggling for success”, he advised the students.

He said the Dow University is one of the top 500 medical varsities in Asia, adding that it should be a moment of pride for the DUHS’s students that they are studying at one of the best institutes in the world. “The first heart transplant in the US was performed by a surgeon who was a former student of Dow and it should also be a source of inspiration for you.”

Congratulating students and their parents on the important day in their lives, Governor Ismail said the present government has started a programme to provide loans of up to Rs5 million to educated and talented youth. With the money they could have their own start-ups and establish businesses like clinics, diagnostic centres and other facilities, he added.

Earlier in his address, DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy presented a detailed report about the performance of the medical varsity and informed the attendees that the Dow University was providing the best health care professionals to the country and the rest of the world. Congratulating the graduates on their success, he said that it was a proud moment for the students as well as for their parents. He stressed on the students to serve humanity with the best of their abilities.

“Never deny medical treatment to those who are needy and deserving patients. It is your responsibility to serve the ailing humanity irrespective of cast, creed or religion,” he said, adding that the DUHS is providing the best medical education in the country. Earlier, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Kartar Dawani presented the welcome note, while Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zarnaz Wahid presented the vote of thanks.

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