LAHORE: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan is playing its role to check brain drain, said President CPSP Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry while addressing a press conference at Regional Centre yesterday.

Flanked by Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof Aamir Zaman Khan and Prof Muhammad Tayyab, he said that as many as 217 CPSP trainees were serving at state of the art hospitals in Ireland as part of their training.

After completion of training abroad, Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry said, it would be mandatory for them to work in Pakistan and serve the nation.

According the CPSP president, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared MoU of CPSP-HSE Ireland role model for other institutions of the world. He added that Prof Eilis McGovern has termed this agreement exemplary even for developed countries to fill the vacuum in the field of higher medical education.

Highlighting achievements of the CPSP, he said that the institution was providing more than 90 per cent specialist doctors. He said that as many as 18,000 doctors were doing post graduation at 14 Regional Centers in the country and abroad.

Prof Zafarullah further said that the institution was awarded Socrates Award 2015 in London for exemplary services in the field of medical education.–Staff Reporter