Prof Zafarullah opposes ‘provincial CPSP’

Karachi: President College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry on Monday expressed deep concern on the idea of establishment of Sindh College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference along with executive committee members, faculty and fellows at CPSP Karachi.

Prof Zafar said news published in a section of press about the establishment of provincial college of physicians and surgeons in Sindh to undermine the CPSP has created unrest among fellows and members of CPSP.

He said CPSP is the symbol of national dignity and prestige at international level as its degrees are recognized and respected worldwide. He said presently 85 percent (20,000 out of 25,000) specialists in the whole country are degree holders of CPSP which is a matter of great honour for the nation.

Prof Chaudhry said CPSP specialists are serving in both public & private healthcare sectors of all the provinces and Pakistan armed forces for more than a half century. He said CPSP has achieved distinction in the world of medicine, and recently been declared as the regional postgraduate medical institution of world and awarded the coveted Socrates Award by the European Business Assembly on 17th December 2013.

He said CPSP is a totally self-financed and autonomous institution and not a financial parasite on the government. He said CPSP is providing extensive postgraduate training in various medical disciplines in 179 institutions in the country and 92 institutions abroad to more than 20,000 PG trainees under the supervision of 2500 qualified supervisors.

He said CPSP is an autonomous institution and 18th amendment cannot be applied on it. He said CPSP management would not allow anyone to use its institution and degree name at any cost.

He said such negative step and the information in this regard would not only compromise the quality of postgraduate medical education on the one hand but also the uniform standards of medical care to the ailing community on the other.

He said fellows of the CPSP have resolved that they would protect at any cost the sanctity, dignity and prestige of this august national institution which is a symbol of national unity and an icon of postgraduate medical on the international horizon.

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