It has been announced by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) that it will give away free Android tablets to deserving students of the public sector medical and dental colleges for digital learning amidst the lockdown.
Under a meeting chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Javed Akram, held at UHS on Thursday, 4th June this decision was made. Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), principal, Prof Arif Tajammul, Service Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), principal, Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, UHS registrar Dr. Asad Zaheer, controller of examinations Dr. Saqib Mehmood, and senior faculty were present in the meeting.
VC Prof Javed Akram addressed the meeting stating that the novel coronavirus has turned into an endemic and that it is here to stay for a long time, so people should learn to live with it.
“There are subjects which can be taught through online classes. For clinical training, we must have contingency plans.”
Prof. Javed Akram said that around twenty percent of students in public sector medical and dental colleges of the province belong to less fortunate families and are facing issues with online learning.
He said, “For such students, the university will not only provide free Android tablets but also arrange satellite internet connectivity in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board.”