Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Health, Shahram Khan Tarakai has said that scientific research in the field of health is a dire need of the hour and urged upon the students and academia of medical education to focus more and more on scientific research to promote research culture in the province adding that the provincial government will not encourage research activities but will also provide all out support for research activities.
He expressed these views while addressing as chief guest the inaugural session of the Annual Health Research Conference organized by Khyber Medical University (KMU) here on Friday.
He said that the present provincial government was taking effective and result-oriented steps for strengthening the health sector and for giving a strong healthcare service delivery system to the people of the province, and these steps include complete financial/administrative autonomy to public sector hospitals, unprecedented financial packages for health employees, allocation of sufficient funds for health sector etc which were yielding very encouraging results.
“We have put the healthcare service delivery system of the province on the right track and things are getting improved day by day, Shahram Khan claimed and added that due to the revolutionary measures of this government in the health sector, highly qualified doctors of the province working abroad are now coming back to join the system and serve their people.
The Provincial Minister maintained that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was replete with talents and abilities but a conducive environment and ample opportunities were needed to showcase and utilize those talents which the provincial government was striving for.
Shahram Khan lauded KMU for being able to provide international standard facilities and environment for specialization and research to the students of medical education within a short span of time and assured all out support of his government to further promote research activities.
“Better patient care is the sole aim of all the exercise and activities of the government as well as the medical teaching institutions and the very base of better care is the good behavior of health professional towards his patient even if it be a smile on his face”, Shahram Khan said, and stressed upon all the health professionals including doctors, nurses and paramedics to focus more on professional ethics and to prove themselves good human beings and good professionals as well.
He also urged upon the academia of medical teaching institutes to inculcate more ethical values in their students to make them good human beings besides making them good doctors.
Addressing the function Vice Chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Hafeezullah and others shed lights on the aims and objectives of the conference.