KEMU Budget for 2022-23 Approved: Governor Calls for Promoting Research in Universities – Pakistan

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said on Monday that universities should promote technology and research and that King Edward Medical University (KEMU) should be a model in robotic surgery for which all possible support would be given.

While chairing the 14th meeting of the University Senate here at King Edward Medical University, the Governor said universities should develop effective mechanisms to help people in flood-affected areas recover from a trauma.

He said students should go to flood-hit areas and help people there, especially children, recover from the emotional and psychological effects of the flood. “I have always wished that no student would be deprived of education due to lack of financial resources and that financial support would be given to students facing financial constraints,” he said, adding “The university should establish an endowment fund of Rs 5 billion, which should be spent on the education of deserving students.

The meeting also approved the draft budget for the year 2022-23 and the supplementary budget 2021-22.

The governor also inaugurated a solar panel and a forensic amphitheater prepared for the Quaid-e-Azam block built at a cost of over Rs 8 million.

KEMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehmood Ayaz, highlighted the ongoing and completed projects at the university. He said that in a short period of three months after taking over the position of VC, he established the Student Facilitation Center, the Electronic Diary Monitoring System, the Patient Referral System, the Mission of flood relief, library information system.

Principal Secretary to the Governor of Punjab, Advocate Nabeel Ahmad Awan, Specialized Secretary for Health Care and Medical Education Ahmed Javed Qazi, Dr. Pervez Ahmed Khan, Finance Department Representative, Deans Heads of Departments and medical superintendents (MS) from seven University-affiliated hospitals were also gifted.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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