KEMC to link up with Nottingham University
LAHORE: The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department (OGD) of the King Edward Medical College Lahore (KEMC) will link with the Obstetric Division Nottingham (ODN), United Kingdom, said Dr Yasmin Rashid, the department’s head, on Tuesday.
Dr Rashid was talking to journalists at the ‘First International Workshop on Article Writing’ jointly arranged by KEMC and the Jahandad Society for Community Development.
Prof Jim Thornton, the editor in chief of British Medical Journal conducted the workshop. Prof Thornton is also the head of the ODN UK and a renowned academic. He has helped in the development of fetal medicine services in Pakistan. Prof Thornton has conducted similar workshops in Karachi, Islamabad and Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.
Prof Mumtaz Hassan, the principal of KEMC, and Dr Iftikhar Elahi, the director of British Council Lahore, inaugurated the workshop. Prof Hasan appreciated the OGD’s organisation of the workshop and said that KEMC would try harder to improve its research.
Mr Elahi said that the British Council and DFID were collaborating with the Pakistani government to improve the maternal health services in Punjab and NWFP.
Prof Rashid said that the ODN UK and KEMC’s OGD were finalising a linkage program through which doctors from both institutions would be able to visit and work in each other’s departments. She added that the linkage would also help KEMC in developing sub specialties like fetal medicine and Uro-gynaecology and would also assist in curriculum development.
Prof Rashid, on behalf of the Pakistan Medical Association, hosted a dinner at Gymkhana Club to honour Prof Thornton. The dinner was attended by doctors and PMA officers.