LAHORE - President College of Physicians and Surgeons Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry has said that the institution has made a three day workshop on professional ethics compulsory for its trainees to minimize complaints of misbehave of doctors with patients and their attendants.

Addressing a press conference at CPSP Regional Office on Friday, he said that there were complaints of doctors’ misbehave even in developed countries but it was unfortunate that number of incidents in Pakistan were much high. DGIR CPSP Prof Khalid Masood Gondal and Vice President CPSP Rizwan Azmi were also present. The press conference was arranged to inform the media about arrangements for 47th convocation to be held on Saturday (today). Punjab Mian Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would be the chief guest. The CPSP will award degrees to 428 fellows and 61 members. Four fellows will be given gold medals for showing excellent results in different disciplines.

To a question regarding brain drain, Prof Chaudhry said that the CPSP students send abroad for training were given degrees after completing one year study in Pakistan. In addition to that, he said, the countries providing two-year training to CPSP students were bound to deny visa to these at least for five years. He said that CPSP was providing training in 69 disciplines. He said that the results of CPSP examinations were announced within two hours which reflects the performance of the institution.

Prof Khalid Masood Gondal gave details about the 47th convocation to be held on Saturday (today). He said that the CPSP was amongst seven top degrees awarding institutions in the world. He said that the CPSP has signed MoUs with leading institutions of developed countries to ensure provision of state of the art training to its students. He further said that ATLS / ACLS courses were better than the neighbouring countries.