History of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) or King Edward Medical College KEMC, Lahore (Page 17)

Published on September 1, 2009 at 10:38 pm

History of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) or King Edward Medical College KEMC, Lahore (Page 17)

Prof. Bashir Ahmed, Professor of Neurosurgeryserved two terms as Principal from October 1989 to may 1991 and from July 1991 to December1993 with a break in the month of june1991 when Prof. Shaukat Razakhan was appointed as Principal in the month of June, 1991 by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the remaining period of his services.

During his tenure efforts were made by obtaining the funds to complete the ongoing schemes and to start a number of new Projects.

Prof. Bashir Ahmad,
Oct. 1989 to May 1991
July 1991 to Dec. 19993

In order to streamline the undue delay in the admission to the first year MBBS classes, two batches were admitted simultaneously in 1990 i.e. the first in the month of January for the students who qualified their F.Sc (Premedical ) in 1989 and the second in the month of September for those who passed their FSc examination in August 1990.

As a result of the decision of the Supreme Court in December 1990 almost equal number of female students were to be accommodated in the college hostel for the 1991 admission at a time when 110 girls were admitted against fifteen reserved seats in the past. The old girls hostel could not take over the additional load. Therefore the newly constructed internee hostel adjacent to the emergency ward was provided to the girl students by shifting the male internees to the Hall Road boys hostel

All the Professional Examinations were brought forward with the whole hearted support of the college academic council and members of the Board of Studies of the University of the Punjab A large number of books were added to the college library out or the generous grant given by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Around the clock telephone service was made available to the students in the hostels.

The old Pathology Department Building and adjacent Research and Postgraduate Training Centre were renovated and expensive equipment was added which included even a state of the art Electron Microscope.

Two new buses were obtained for the Educational visits for the Medical Students.

A reading room was established in the boys hostel and the main reading room adjacent to the college tuck shop was provided with new books, furniture and air-conditions.

A scheme for the renovation of historical Patiala Block was prepared which has recently been accomplished.

A century old demand of the students was met by providing them hard Tennis Courts in the college sports complex.

Professor Shaukat Raza Khan was appointed Principal of King Edward Medical College, Lahore on 26th September, 1990. A High Court stay order made him hand over the charge with in a few days back to Prof Bashir Ahmed. After a prolonged legal battle, Supreme Court of Pakistan re-instated him as Principal on 1st June, 1991.

Although his period of service as Principal was very short but as head of the department of paediatrics, he developed various sub specialties. In collaboration with WHO and Sweden, the department was recognized as regional center for the management of diarrhea and RTI.

Prof. Shaukat Raza Khan
(June, 1991 to 30 June, 1991)

Prof. Ejaz Ahsan, a Professor of Surgery took over as Principal of the college after the retirement of Prof. Bashir Ahmed. He believed in the students discipline, punctuality and regularity of attendance. He was a great opponent of unmerited migrations. During his tenure he insisted that no student would be sent up for University examination unless the statuary percentage of attendance is met. ~.1uch felt need for the Department of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine was got sanctioned and established by him.

Prof. Ijaz Ahsan
January 1994 to February, 1995

Prof Naseer M .Akhtar, M.BBS.(Punjab) FR.CS (Eng) FCPS(Pak) has been associated with this institution ever since he Joined it as a student in 1954 after having done his F. Sc. from Government College, Lahore with an outstanding academic record in the school and premedical college education.

After completing his Medical Education as an alrounder in academics as well as sports field, he proceeded abroad to acquire postgraduate qualification of F.RCS and acquired it within the minimum period of time.

Prof. Naseer Mahmood Akhtar
8.5.1995 – 1997

During his period as Principal, a lot of development work was done. The main College Building was completely renovated after a span of 89 years (19 151996), preserving the main character of the building.

The new Hostel of foreign students was inaugurated and schemes for a new hostel, demolishing the old hostel on Hall Road have been prepared. New schemes have been initiated to construct a multipurpose Auditorium Complex adjacent to the existing Auditorium. The College sports ground has been expanded for better facilities to conduct various sporting events.

In academics he strived to bring the Examination Schedule of University of the Punjab back to normal with considerable success.
Air conditioned reading rooms have been added to the Hostels to provide better facilities for the students.
The College has been selected by WHO & Govt of the Punjab as a Model College for introducing the Community Oriented Medical Education with a new Problem Based, integrated, self learning type of curriculum which would be relevant to the needs of the Community.
The College Library has been updated with installation of Computers with internet & other latest facilities. The College Computer Cell has been updated with facilities for the students and the teaching faculty to obtain training in Computers All this has been possible with his personal efforts in collaboration with King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America.

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