Pakistan has low life expectancy than many other countries

KARACHI: In Pakistan, people have average age around 67 years. Sadly, the country has low life expectancy than other European countries because we do not value our life. There is dire need to flourish the research culture in the country.

For instance, Dengue is everywhere in the country but we are not able to conduct any concrete research on the issue to find out the root causes. “International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) and Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) intend to collaborate on the research fronts of medical sciences.”

These views were expressed by DUHS’s Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan and ICCBS-UoK’s Director Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary while speaking at inaugural ceremony of workshop titled “Importance of Research in Medical Sciences”, jointly organized by International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), and Dow University of Health Sciences at University of Karachi’s premises on Monday.

The main objective of the workshop was to underline the Importance of Research in Medical Sciences.

Prof Iqbal Choudhary stressed the importance of research in medical sciences, and said that this led Improvements in healthcare system. He said that the wealthy national economy connected with the improved life expectancy rate.

Prof Masood Hameed Khan said that Dow University’s aim was to provide maximum possible health services to the community. The University intends to produce quality graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge to enable them to work within, to shape and to lead the 21st century healthcare systems. He also informed the audiences about the MBBS/PhD programme which is being carried out by the University. He underlined the need for collaboration between two premier research and learning establishments of the country.

During the workshop, Dr. Hina Siddiqui of ICCBS and Dr Masroor Khan, the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiologist of Texas Medical Centre, Houston, USA, Dr Kashif Shafique of DUHS, Prof Dr Darakhshan J Haleem, and Dr M Kamran Azim also spoke.

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