VC inaugurates KMU-IHS Campus at Islamabad

The vice chancellor Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq said that with the establishment of the KMU-Institute of Health Sciences in the Federal Capital, students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resided in Islamabad but also from other provinces and even Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir will also be   available in different fields of DPT, Nursing, Public Health and Allied Health Sciences. He was addressing as chief guest to the orientation ceremony of the newly admitted students at KMU-HIS, Islamabad. Besides faculty and admin staff among others present on the occasion were dean allied health sciences and director IHS Islamabad Prof. Dr. Haider Darin and Mrs of the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq.

Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq said that it is an honor for all of us that today we are launching classes at the new campus of KMU in the federal capital territory of Islamabad. He said that with the establishment of this new campus, KMU has become the first university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to set up its campus in the federal capital. He said that with the establishment of this campus, students will have the opportunity to get higher education at their doorstep in Bachelor's programs like nursing, DPT, public health and allied health sciences.  

Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq said that besides Islamabad, KMU has established nursing, DPT and allied health sciences institutes in seven districts of the province including Swat, Dir Lower, Swabi, Mardan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat and Kurram (ParaChinar) during the last one year.  He said that the KMU took revolutionary steps   by launching health science programs, the results of which will definitely emerge in the overall improvement of the health delivery system. Addressing the new entrants, he said that you are fortunate to have the opportunity to enroll in a prestigious medical university like KMU. “It is expected that you will not only make hard work and perseverance the motto of your academic life but also prepare yourself to face the expected challenges of professional life”, he added.

Prof. Dr. Haider Darin, dean, allied health sciences and director, Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad also spoke on the occasion and apprised the new entrants about the importance and utility of their programs.