KARACHI– H.E British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis has said that the whole world is facing a lack of nursing staff including the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The UK wants to resolve this issue through mutual cooperation. In the future, there is a need for collaboration in nursing training, medical education, research, and other aspects. He said this while meeting the Vice-Chancellor of DUHS in his office on Wednesday morning. Dow medical college’s principal Professor Amjad Siraj Memon, Vice Principal Professor Shumaila Khalid, Head of Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Sanam Somro, and trade manager Department of International Trade British High Commission Rehan Shahid were also present in the meeting.
In the meeting with the British high commissioner, Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy discussed Pakistan’s Medical Education and general educational situation and he highlighted the services of DUHS. British Deputy High Commissioner showed keen interest in providing training facilities in the field of Nursing. He also said that experts visit in Pakistan will also be appreciated. It was also agreed in the meeting that for education and training of students and teachers training facilities should be improved in Pakistan instead of sending them to the UK. British Deputy High Commissioner said that the Overall situation of law and order has been improved in Pakistan especially Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad are safe cities with every aspect. In UK Pakistan’s image is improving over the past decade and travel advisories are also positive. British citizens are allowed to move everywhere in Pakistan except a few places. It will promote bilateral development in the fields of trade, education, and others. British Deputy High Commissioner expressed his concerns over the increasing cases of Covid19 in the second wave. He also appreciated the efforts of Pakistan during the first wave and praised its role in effectively combating the deadly virus as compared to its neighboring countries. Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy told him about the current wave of Covid 19 and the victims that DUHS and two infectious diseases hospitals under the supervision of DUHS are working with full potential. In the meeting, several other issues of mutual interest were also discussed. Before that, Vice-Principal Professor Shumaila Khalid welcomed the British Deputy High Commissioner at the Main gate and gave him a bouquet. British Deputy High Commissioner also observes the foundation stone of DUHS According to which Dow medical college was founded on 10 December 1945 by Sir Hugh Dow. He also clicked pictures with it.