KMDC principal meets governor

Karachi:June 8:The governor has said the federal government, if approached by the relevant officials, may provide assistance to strengthen the training-cum-educational programmes offered at the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC).

Talking to KMDC principal Prof Nargis Anjum who called on him at the Governor House, he said the province, like other parts of the country, was facing a shortage of qualified dentists.

"We direly need adequately trained dental surgeons," he said, adding that the federal government realised its responsibilities to help local dental schools.

“The assistance for the availability of modern training tool and gadgets can be provided so as to help update the professional capacities of trainees.”

The governor also emphasised the importance of a mechanism to assess quality of training imparted to students at professional education centres in the country.

"Proper training for the use of modern gadgets is also equally important," he said.

Zubair reiterated that the federal government in the large interest of public, particularly those belonging to underprivileged areas, was willing to support modernisation of training programmes being offered at the dental schools.

"We cannot deny the fact that many of our people are unable to acquire proper treatment for conditions related to their dental health,” he deplored.

Prof Nargis Anjum said the KMDC was running a full-fledged OPD on a regular basis to provide free of charge services to the citizens.

She said expansion of the college was underway so as to meet the needs of growing number of students, with equal attention to ensure that the quality of training was not compromised.The news.