A farewell Ceremony in honour of Professors and Controller of Examinations, King Edward Medical University (KEMU), retired during 2020-2021, was held in the historical Library Hall, Patiala Block here.
Former KEMU principal Prof Mahmood Ali Malik graced the occasion with presence as chief guest.
Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi, who is also a Kemcolian, attended the ceremony as a special guest.
Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, in his welcome address, said that it is a matter of great pride and honour for them that the chief guest of the function is Prof Mahmood Ali Malik, a graduate of the same Institute and the Century Best Graduate of KEMC in 1960.
He informed that on January 25, 1990, was the first day when Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi came to this Institution and graduated from here in 1995 and today it is a matter of great pride that he is performing his duties as Secretary SHC&ME Deptt.
He said that during the Covid19 Pandemic, all the KEMU departments and their heads played pivotal role as frontline soldiers to prevent, control and treat the patients suffering from Corona, especially through Telemedicine Deptt, when OPDs of the hospitals were closed.
In honour of the retired Professors, the VC expressed that Prof Khawar Ali, Prof Irshad Hussain Qureshi, Prof Raja Pervez Akhtar, Prof M Arshad Chohan, Prof. Raafea Tafweez Qureshi, Prof. Arif Rasheed Malik, Prof. Khalid Munir Cheema, Prof. Ayesha Shaukat, Prof Zujaja Zaheer, Prof Tahir Jamil Ahmad, Prof Asad Aslam Khan and Prof Rana Muhammad Arshad selflessly rendered their services with honesty, dedication and devotion in their respective specialties along with Academic, Research and Infrastructural Development of the Institution.
Dr Khalid Mehmood Cheema who was the Controller of Examinations successfully conducted the examinations of MBBS and other programs along with JCAT examinations even during the COVID 19 Pandemic with strict observance of SOPs.
He added that the fact is that the entire Faculty of King Edward Medical University is like a bouquet of flowers.
He said that this year the merit of Ist year MBBS class of King Edward Medical University was 98%. KEMU has been ranked 25th in the world in Crisis Management.
He further said that development work will begin at King Edward’s New Campus, Muridke Narowal Road in the near future.
Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi while expressing his views said that it is a great pleasure and honour for him that he has come to his Alma-mater. The memories of the past have been refreshed.
He promised to facilitate his Alma-Mater in academic, research and infrastructure structure development. He said that Prof Mahmood Ali Malik was our teacher and we learned a lot from him.
Former KEMU VC late Prof Dr Faisal Masood had countless services to his credit in health sector. He taught us a lot and his services can never be forgotten. “As a student of King Edward, I will do my best for this Institution,” he said.
Prof Mahmood Ali Malik, in his address, said that whenever he visit this historic Library Hall of King Edward, it remind him of the days when he was admitted to this Institution as a student of Ist year MBBS class.
He saw a great personality i.e Late Col Elahi Bakhsh who was the Principal of this great Institution. Whenever the name of this Institution is mentioned in foreign countries, people look up to its students.
My friends, I am a student of this Institute and I am a fan of this Institute. The current Health Secretary Sahib is also requested to serve this Institute and strive for its betterment.
Prof Mahmood Ali Malik, Dr. Ahmad Javed Qazi and Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal presented commemorative shields to the retiring Professors.