Dean Institute of Public Health (IPH) Prof. Dr. Zarfishan Tahir has said that IPH will continue on- going training program for Medical Lab. Technologists for PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test of COVID-19 for their capacity building and training to provide trained and skilled human resource (HR) to the public as well as private sectors hospitals and other institutes. She said that quarterly training workshops would be organized at IPH.
She stated this while addressing concluding ceremony of 4- days hands on training workshop in collaboration of Virtual University (VU) at IPH. Rector VU Professor Naeem Tariq, BSL-III Lab. IPH incharge Dr. Obaidullah Qazi, Dr. Asif Nadeem, faculty members and the participants of the workshop were present in the ceremony. In the first badge 13 Lab technologists from Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahem Yar Khan, Government College, Faisalabad, Qaid- e – Azam Medical University, Islamabad got training. Prof. Taria Naeem said that VU will continue collaboration with IPH for organizing training workshops to overcome the shortage of skilled and trained staff for PCR tests of COVID-19. Certificates were also awarded to the participants of the workshop.