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Pakistan’s Dilemma: No medical equipment are manufactured here

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Pakistan’s Dilemma: No medical equipment are manufactured here

Speakers discuss various issues at 3-day 1st International Conference on Mathematics and Applied Science, organized by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus Khairpur.

From Our Correspondent

Khairpur

Pakistan’s dilemma is that no medical equipment are manufactured here  and even the ECG Machine, BP apparatus, Stethoscope and other equipment are imported from China, India and other countries.

This was pointed out at a 3-day 1st International Conference on Mathematics and Applied Science, which kicked off at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus Khairpur on Monday.

Conference has been organized in collaboration with Sindh Higher Education Commission, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Technology and Skill Development Khairpur, Shaikh Ayaz University Shikarpur, Gambat Institute of Medical Science Khairpur and Pakistan Engineering Counsel.

Addressing the Inaugural session, Director Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) Dr. Capt. (R) Rahim Bakhash Bhatti urged that conference should be a result oriented. “Unfortunately, even the ECG Machine, Blood Pressure apparatus, Stethoscope and other equipment used in the field of Health are not made by Pakistan. It’s a dilemma of the country that all the equipment used here in the field of health are made by China, India and other countries, and none of the researchers and scientists of Pakistan has invented a even a simple ECG Machine,” he said.

Khairpur-Conference-Sindh-CourierCalling upon the researchers to focus on the inventions, he remarked that Pakistani nation believed in ‘dependency’ despite being independent. “Pakistani Surgeons use to perform the challenging surgeries abroad. They should be motivated to come to Pakistan to serve the nation,” he suggested and revealed that the GIMS is going to launch Cellular therapy to compete the world in the field of health.

“GIMS is already performing the liver, kidney and bone marrow transplant and Prime Minister of the Pakistan and Government of Sindh have recognized GIMS as Capital of Health,” he said.

“Turkey, Iran and Egypt are advanced in the field of science and but even the standard of education in Punjab and KPK was much better than Sindh,” Dr. Bhatti said. “In Past Sindh was rich in education and its standard.”

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqeli, former Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro said that conference should have a four dimensions – Knowledge transfer, Knowledge creation, Knowledge Applications and Knowledge integration. He appreciated the efforts of Syed Qaim Ali Shah then Chief Minister who not only approved MUET College in Khairpur but also provided funds.

He feared Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur-like situation if Sindh government didn’t release funds.

Prof. Dr. Taha Hussain, Vice Chancellor, MUET Jamshoro hailed presence of researchers from USA, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and other countries and urged on the collaboration of the local and foreign universities. “Collaboration was better than the sponsorship,” he viewed calling for disseminating the research and information to local communities and universities.

Prof: Dr. Raza Bhatti, Vice Chancellor, Shaikh Ayaz University Shikarpur addressing a conference said that when he was in a HEC Islamabad, he had released funds to the universities in Sindh and also allocated separate budget for MUET campus Khairpur.

Vice chancellor Prof: Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur said that researchers need to develop new fields and Jobs in the field of education. He said that Dr. Aslam Uqeli had planted seed of MUET campus Khairpur in the field of emerging science.

Abdul Qadir Shah, Ex- Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council, in his address said that National and International Scholars will share their ideas and knowledge to enrich the conference.

Khairpur-Conference-Sindh Courier-1Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed Soomro, Acting Vice Chancellor of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Technology and Skill Development Khairpur also spoke.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Sami Qureshi, PVC of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus Khairpur said that in 2009 MUET opened its college in Khairpur which later was upgraded to Campus. He said that there are six departments including Civil, Electrical, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering and Electronic Engineering. He said that ZA Bhutto Campus Khairpur also launched post-graduation.

Dr. Rafiq Ahmed Memon, Chairman Department of Mathematics MUET ZA Bhutto campus Khairpur said that 80 researchers will present their papers in five parallel sessions.

Dr. Mazhar Hussain Balouch, secretary of the conference briefed that more than 150 experts, researchers and other academic friends from all over the country and abroad including USA, Turkey, Denmark, China and Saudi Arabia will present their papers in three-day conference,  while more than 600 students and research students are participating in the conference.

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