Merit to be ensured in universities at all costs: Sarwar

Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Wednesday that transparency and merit in universities will be ensured at all costs. He said full attention is being paid on research in the universities for the first time.

Along with combating Covid, the people have to fulfill their responsibilities to prevent dengue and present government is ensuring all measures to provide best health facilities to the people.

This was stated by him while addressing the 30th Senate Session of King Edward Medical University and later talking to the media on Wednesday.

Provincial Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, MPA Nadeem Abbas, Additional Secretary Specialized Health Care and Medical Education Dr Asif Tufail, Additional Secretary Finance, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal and other members of the Senate attended the meeting.

The minutes of the 29th session were also approved during the Senate session and Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University Prof Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal presented details of achievements.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that all Vice Chancellors in the universities of Punjab have been appointed on merit by the present government.

The culture of nepotism and political interference in institutions is being eliminated because it undermines merit and transparency. We have to strengthen institutions in order to set the country on the road to progress, he added.

The Punjab Governor said that the role of universities during Corona has been commendable and the program of Telemedicine helpline for providing health related information to the people at their door step in Corona Pandemic has also been very successful in medical universities, adding that this not only remained successful in Pakistan but also in abroad as overseas Pakistanis and others are benefitting from telemedicine.

Talking on the occasion, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that the steps taken by the present government in the field of research are unprecedented.

She said that all development projects related to King Edward Medical University will be completed on time. She also appreciated the contribution of doctors and health workers during Corona Pandemic.

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