Introduction: Fatima Jinnah Medical College FJMC Lahore Page 1
In 1946 the family of Sir Ganga Ram started a medical college by the name Balak Ram medical College named after a son of Sir Ganga Ram. Soon after claiming independence in 1947 which engulfed this part of the sub-continent as well, the college which was in its infancy stood virtually closed ad its premises were abandoned. However, the renowned medical professional Prof. Shujaat Ali with the help and assistance of his other professional colleagues nurtured the idea of setting up a medical institution for producing female doctors and train them for helping in the health care of the women folk of this newly established country. It was especially felt that, by virtue of cultural and social set up of a Muslim society it was a much needed requirement of the time.
With this laudable objective in view the team of Prof. Shujaat Ali moved for obtaining the approval of Quaid-i-Azam for giving the institution name after the name of his sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. The Quaid bery graciously approved the name of this institution to be associated with his sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah and FATIMA JINNAH MEDICAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN LAHORE admitted its first batch of 39 students in Oct. 1948 and was then formally inaugurated on 31.03.1949 by Khawaja Nazim-ud-Din, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan. It was indeed a great occasion for the nation as the first women medical institution came into being in the country.
Fatima Jinnah Medical College admits now 250 students every year. 50% seats are reserved for Federal Govt. and in these seats students from Sindh, NWFP, Balochistan, FATA, PATA, AJK & Northern Areas are admitted,23 seats are reserved as PTAP (Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme) for the friendly and Islamic countries and at the moment we have 157 foreign students from 27 countries. FJMC is serving as very strong bond and nucleus between all the provinces, including AJK & also many friendly and Islamic countries. During the last 58 years, 7500 doctors have graduated from here. Besides this a large number of specialists in the fields of medicine, surgery, obst / gynae, ophthalmology and basic sciences have been trained. At the moment we have 130 post-graduates in barious disciplines at various stages of their post-graduation.
Prof. Dr. M. Akbar Chaudhry, Professor & Head of Medicine is Principal of Fatima Jinnah Medical College & Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He is Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh & Fellow of American College of Cardiology. He is also Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences and International Advisor to Royal College of London. Recently he has been appointed as Honorary Advisor to Emro Region Member of Task Force of Influenza, Pandemics by WHO. In view of his extreme academic disposition and exposure to medical field in the world he has brought many innovative changes in the college and medical education. College laboratories have been updated and equipped with latest medical equipments. A lot of medical equipment is being processed to bring this institute to a world class teaching institution. All lecture theatres and seminar room have been equipped with multi-media. 60 new computers have been provided to the professors and faculty members for teaching and research work.
College Library has been updated and with addition of electronic library. 12500 medical journals are available free on line with abstracts as well as full text with the help of H.E.C. Networking of all departments of college and hospital is being planned with linkages to other national and international universities. There is free internet facility in Library.
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