ISLAMABAD: Health Services Academy (HSA) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shahzad Ali Khan has become the first public health professional to be awarded the Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM) Fellowship.
PSIM is the largest and most reputable medical representative body in Pakistan.
Dr. Khan is an alumnus of King Edward Medical College Lahore with an advanced degree in public health and a doctorate in health management. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Public Health.
In a statement on Saturday, Dr Khan said the role of a good doctor is not only to treat patients well, but also to reduce the rate of morbidity and suffering in the community.
He said physicians must develop a culture of self-assessment to regulate service delivery, especially for poor and marginalized segments of the community, and support the health system for more prudent health service delivery, good quality and safer.
“Societies and associations should encourage government accreditation and standardization efforts and push for increased governance in health systems,” he said.
Dr. Khan said that he will assist all research and public health activities of PSIM at individual level and also at organizational level through HSA whose aim is to promote public health in Pakistan.
Posted in Dawn, May 8, 2022