Lahore—A high-level meeting to finalize Punjab Residency Programme for online induction of PGRs held under the Chairmanship of Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq, at Civil Secretariat on Saturday.
Besides, Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah, Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Dr. Faisal Masood, VC Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof. Fakhar Imam, Pro-Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Prof. Mehmood Shaukat, Prof. Tariq Zaman, Additional Secretary Technical Dr. Salman Shahid, Deputy Secretary Medical Education Dr. Nasir Shakir and other officers attended the meeting. The meeting discussed in details regarding the allocation of paid and non-paid seats in different specialties/ sub-specialties according to the requirements. The participants gave proposals to attract the doctors for Post Graduation in such specialties which are facing dearth of the doctors. Kh. Salman Rafiq said that government is taking steps to introduce a transparent policy based on merit for online induction of PG doctors. He said that government is trying to allocate maximum paid seats for this programme.
He further said that the honourary PGship should be minimized. He further said that provision of quality treatment facilities to the people is the priority of the government. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah said that the purpose of introducing Punjab Residency policy for PGR induction is to overcome the shortage of specialist doctors in different specialties and to resolve the problems faced by the patients in public sector hospitals.