Karachi—The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has become a renowned and distinguished brand name, which has reached every nook and corner of the world.
It had only 3 institutions at the time of its inception which have grown to 63. This is a remarkable achievement and as its standard has not deteriorated but rather the same has increased which is also a record.
For a common man the success of DUHS may be surprising or like a fairytale but for him it is not.
The whole team under Prof. Masood Hameed worked tirelessly to turn this dream into reality.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said this while addressing at the inauguration ceremony of newly refurbished Moin Auditorium at DUHS main campus Saturday.
DUHS Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Hameed Khan was also present on the occasion.
The Governor said that he was proud to be a student of this great University and to have been able to contribute for its progress and propagation.
Every student should contribute according to his or her resources for making their alma mater better, he added. The DUHS VC Prof. Hameed said that Governor Sindh has played a vital role in rapid growth of the University.
Dr Ebad extended all possible help and assistance for realisation of this dream. Principal Dow Medical College Prof. Junaid Ashraf said that this journey has been full of hurdles and bottlenecks which were dealt with utmost hard work by the entire team under the guidance of Governor Sindh.
Meanwhile, the Governor also visited Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) and inaugurated dental OPD there; he also visited various portions of dental college and inspected medical equipments installed there.
Speaking on the occasion Governor Sindh said the JSMU would be provided 100 acres land so as to build a state of the art campus to facilitate the students.
Every institution has to face various problems in the beginning but with shear hard work, devotion and dedication the same could be overcome, he opined.
He said that despite an urgent need of repair work of the building and improvement in facilities to students, the University has performed extremely well during last 3. 1/2 years.
Higher education is the priority of the Government now and as compared to 2003 the number of universities and enrolment of students have risen remarkably, he said.
Vice Chancellor of JSMU Prof. Tariq Rafi said that University faced immense financial difficulties in the beginning and it started with a grant of Rs.5 million by Governor Sindh. As many as 43 departments and 6 institutions are now operating under JSMU.