A meeting was held with the delegation of the World Health Organization at Fatima Jinnah Medical University under the chair of Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal.
Country Head, World Health Organization Dr. Palitha Mahipala, along with the delegation, attended as a Chief Guest. The delegation consisted of Dr. Khalil Ahmad Sikhani, PD, IRMNCH; Dr. Jamshed Ahmad, Head Office, WHO Punjab; Dr. Yahya Gulzar, Technical Officer, IRMNCH Punjab; Dr. Amna Quality Care Officer, WHO Punjab; Dr. Fawad, Programme Manager Nutrition; and Miss Nazish Zahra, Consultant Nutritionist.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, warmly welcomed the distinguished guests.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Principal Noreen Akmal, Registrar Professor Muhammad Nadeem Kasuri, Chairperson Medicine/ Dean of Nursing/ Director Quality Enhancement Cell Professor Bilquis Shabbir, Deans Professor Naveed Akbar Hotiana, Professor Aliya Zahid, and faculty members attended the meeting.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Professor Bilquis Shabbir gave a detailed briefing on the achievements of Fatima Jinnah Medical University in August 2023 with reference to educational and healthcare services. She informed that on August 9th, Professor Kamran Khalid was honored with the Best University Teacher Award 2022 by HEC, on August 14th, Professor Bilquis Shabbir the Dean Nursing/ Chairperson of the Department of Medicine/ Director QEC, recommended for Presidential Pride of Performance Civil Award, on August 21st, a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Laurels of Honor Award, was presented to former Dean of Basic Sciences and Dean Undergraduate, Professor Munazza Khalid and on 25th August, a fourth achievement, the Academic Excellence Award 2023, presented by the Honorable Governor of Punjab, to the Worthy Vice Chancellor FJMU, Professor Khalid Masud Gondal presented in recognition of his unprecedented services in field of Medical Education, research and service delivery.
On this occasion, the Chief Guest, along with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masood, visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for the inauguration of a five-day training session for malnourished children at the Stabilization Centre in the Department of Pediatrics, Fatima Jinnah Medical University/ Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. The aim of the training session is to ensure the delivery of the best healthcare facilities to malnourished pediatric patients.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, while addressing the audience, especially thanked the Chief Guest, Dr. Palitha Mahipala, and his team for facilitating this training session. He also welcomed the participants from different districts who are attending the training session. He announced to start postgraduate programmes in preventive pediatrics very soon. He said that prevention is better than cure, so we have to promote awareness, preventive measures, the provision of nutrition, and breastfeeding for malnourished children. He also congratulated Dr. Rameeza Kaleem for gracefully organizing this event.
Dr. Palitha Mahipala commended the unwavering dedication and pioneering efforts of both the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, and the entire university administration and faculty for their outstanding contributions. The distinguished accolades garnered by FJMU’s exceptional individuals were highlighted by Dr. Palitha Mahipala. He applauded Professor Kamran Khalid, Pro-Vice Chancellor/ Chairperson Department Surgery, for receiving the esteemed Best University Teacher Award 2022 from the Higher Education Commission on August 9, 2023. He acknowledged the outstanding achievements of Professor Bilquis Shabbir, the Dean Nursing/ Chairperson of the Department of Medicine/ Director QEC, FJMU, on her recommendations for the prestigious Presidential Pride of Performance Civil Award, announced on August 14, 2023, as a testament to her exceptional dedication. The narrative of achievement continues as Professor Munazza Khalid, former Dean of Basic Sciences/ Dean Undergraduate/ Chairperson of the Department of Pathology, was congratulated on receiving the distinguished Laurels of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifetime service. This recognition was bestowed on her by the Hon’ble Governor of the Punjab on August 21, 2023. Finally, he congratulated the esteemed Vice Chancellor of FJMU, Professor Khalid Masud Gondal for achieving the Academic Excellence Award 2023, by the Hon’ble Governor of Punjab on August 27, 2023. This award acknowledges Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal’s unprecedented contributions in the fields of medical education, research, and service delivery.
In context of these unremarkable achievements of FJMU, he mentioned the quotations of Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Quaid E Azam and said that these quotations fulfilled the achievements of FJMU with pure dedication. He expected to get more achievements for FJMU in the upcoming year. He also congratulated Vice Chancellor Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal for providing the best healthcare facilities to ailing humanity under his visionary and dynamic leadership. He highlighted the uniqueness of Fatima Jinnah Medical University’s preventive pediatrics department in a distinctive manner.
In the end, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, presented a shield to the Hon’ble Guest, Dr. Palitha Mahipala, followed by a group photo.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:August 28, 2023
- End Date:August 28, 2023