Lahore—Pakistan Tibbi Conference, Lahore Division, and the Department of Eastern Medicine, Qarshi University, recently held a seminar at Al-Hamra Hall to introduce Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (B.E.M.S.) degree programme. Speakers at the seminar included Dr. Anwaar Ahmed Bagwi (Head of Department, Eastern Medicine, Qarshi University), Prof. Mansoor-ul-Aziz (Secretary General, Pakistan Tibbi Conference), Prof. Hakeem Mohammad Aijaz Farooqui (Chairman, Department of Research and Publications, Pakistan Tibbi Conference), Prof. Hakeem Mohammad Jameel Khan, Prof. Hakeem Mohammad Saleem Ahmad Khan, Prof. Hakeem Hafiz Mohammad Younus, Tabeeba Asma Nawazish Waraich, Hakeem Abdur Rehman, Tabeeba Rabia Mehmood, Hakeem Mohammad Javed Rasool and Hakeem Mohammad Ahmed Saleemi.
The speakers informed the participants that by the grace of Allah, Qarshi University had come into being. They said that the University had won recognition from HEC while it had been chartered by the Government of the Punjab. They were happy to note that the University’s Department of Eastern Medicine, at its Lahore Campus on Ferozpur Road, had now started functioning and was offering admission in B.E.M.S., a five- year degree programme.
While speaking at the seminar, the department head, Dr. Anwaar Ahmed Bagwi said that the basic criteria for admission in B.E.M.S. were F.Sc. Pre-Medical, with at least second division. He said: “To ensure that Tibb-e-Mashriq/Tibb-e-Unani continues to prosper, we must train and groom such competent and confident practitioners in Tibb, who have acquired modern education and who are capable to meet today’s challenges, contemporary requirements and demands of science. Such Hakeems will be able to render services on the health front along with the Western system of medicine. They will also be able to help the nation in achieving health targets set for the new millennium.”
Maintaining that establishment of Qarshi University was the need of the time, Professor Hakeem Mansoor-ul-Aziz said that the importance of quality educational educations for promotion and development of Tibb could hardly be overemphasized. He hoped that Qarshi University would meet this need fully.