KARACHI: The Vice Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammad Saeed Quraishy, stated that after the successful completion of the “E-Doctors” Program, other technical programs, including an E-Dental Doctor program, will soon be started; the work on which has almost been completed.
He announced during the certificate distribution ceremony of the 1st and 2nd batch of E-Doctor’s Program which was held at the Professional Development Center at Dow University, Ojha Campus. The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Masroor, and Prof Jahan Ara also addressed the audience.
Prof Saeed Quraishy further stated that the introduction of the E-Doctor’s program at Dow University caters to the uplift of those doctors who have been out of work and professional practice due to domestic and other social issues or are living in overseas countries. Such doctors can re-connect with their field through virtual based teaching and updated medical education.
Prof Quraishy added that approximately 50 lac rupees from the national treasures are spent on medical education at a government level. Through the E-Doctor’s program, our national assets will return to the country. He further stated that Dow University is the best medical education institution in Pakistan which has maintained its unique image by introducing the first E-Doctor's program in the country.
During his address, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Masroor, said that the idea to introduce the E-Doctor’s program had been presented five years ago, but it was actually started under the guidance of Prof Saeed Quraishy. Today, the second stage of this program is in the process of completion, and the third stage is about to start soon.
He further said that it had been observed that we have more than 65% of girls registered in medical education out of which, around 80% leave the profession within one year after the completion of their house job; due to which there remains a vacant space in the healthcare system of the country.
Dow University of Health Sciences has made a successful effort to fill this void space through the introduction of the E-Doctor’s Facility. This program continues to train Pakistani lady doctors sitting in any region of the world online.
Prof Jahan Ara also addressed the audience saying that a significant number of lady doctors in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia have benefited from this program and many others are underway.