Vice Chancellor National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Lt Gen Muhammad Imran Majeed HI(M) on Sunday called for forging international partnership in research with leading universities of the world for producing vaccines and medicines, specific to microbial strains found in Pakistan.
Research collaboration of Pakistani medical universities with international partners is the way forward in the medical field.
NUMS is already collaborating with some universities in the UK, US, China, Malaysia and Turkey to promote research, he said in an FM Radio programme on medical education.
He said phenomenal advances in information technology have given access to massive information to medical professionals but “we need to learn from the world in research” by building our partnership with their top universities.
Unlike the past, Pakistan now has specialized medical universities which should not remain confined only to awarding degrees rather should concentrate on research to solve the problems of our people.
Medical research is contextual and we could not solely depend on the research of others.