The government of Pakistan will provide a platform to International doctors for bringing their ideas, expertise and technology in the
Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Overseas Pakistanis Mr. Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari said while addressing 10th International Medical Conference organized by Medics International.
The government will ensure facilitation to the doctors for transportation of medical equipment in the country to provide advance medical services to the people.
The Overseas Ministry has signed a joint venture with Federal Ministry of Health amounting 30 million rupees establish an institute which will provide best services to the overseas doctors in Pakistan.
He further encouraged Medics International and the doctors to promote Medical Tourism in the country to provide advance heath services to the people.
Overseas Pakistanis will get Sehat Cards from next month so that they can get better healthcare facilities.
He said while highlighting the efforts of the PTI government that they can’t change the system in just 15 months, even we are still hard surviving and we need support of Overseas Pakistanis to make new Pakistan.
He welcomed the international doctors and highlighted the Medics International efforts in promoting health services in the country. He encouraged the international doctors to bring in their expertise, ideas and best practices in the sectors of health, medicine and education in Pakistan so that we can enhance our capacity to bring health reforms in the country.
The other distinguished guests included Deputy Minister of Medical Education of Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Bagher Larijani, Chairman, Federal Public Service Commission Dr. Haseeb Athar, Vice Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences Lt. Gen ® Dr. Imran Majeed, Former Director of Medicines Armed Forces Maj. Gen ® Dr. Badshah Zaidi, Founder Medics International Dr Wajih Rizvi, Global President, Medics International, Dr Huma Naqvi, Global Summit Chair Medics International Dr Shabih Zaidi presented their point of views on how to address the challenges being faced around the world around medicines, education and research.
Dr. Bagher Larijani said at the inaugural session that Medics International has expanded by the time and is going on the right direction for expansion, research, education and health services in the field of medicine. MI has the scope to engage with other nationals and groups to establish a strong network for expansion of medicines field and to support the people across the globe.
Dr Shabih Zaidi said in his welcome speech that the MI had been providing health care related relief services in such war torn zones of Iraq and Syria where world renowned relief organizations like Doctor without Borders had yet to get access.
He said that the MI had already established a virtual university to assist further medical education by deserving students all over the world.
Dr Wajih Rizvi said on the occasion that the Medics International had carried out massive health care-based relief work in Pakistan whenever the country had faced a major natural calamity including earthquakes and floods in the recent past years.
He said this was for the first time that the MI had been organizing its international conference in Pakistan with the basic aim to provide guidance to the students of Pakistani medical colleges regarding their goal to pursue more specialized education to become expert physicians and dentists in different fields of medicine.
He said that that the conference had different sessions over the period of three days related to specialized fields of medicine, pharmaceutical, and dentistry.
Dr Huma Naqvi informed the audience that their organization had footprint of its relief work in 55 countries around the world as they would continue with their efforts to provide best of medical coverage to underprivileged communities living anywhere in their native land.
She said that relief and medical services were provided in the less developed countries affected by poverty, civil war, and economic backwardness.
Founded by a group of USA based senior doctors of Pakistani origin, the MI, which has now emerged as the United Nations-accredited global
health care relief organization, organized the conference to commemorate the Silver Jubilee Jubilee of its foundation.