KMU and BKMC Swabi signs MOU for mutual cooperation in Allied Health sciences
The Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar is determined to introduce a multi-dimensional comprehensive health care approach encompassing all the four elements of health i.e. prevention, promotion, curative intervention & rehabilitation designed on evidence, focusing on production of quality medics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, this was stated by Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq vice chancellor KMU while signing an MoU between KMU Institute of Health Sciences,(KMU-IHS) Swabi and the Bacha Khan Medical Complex (BKMC) Swabi. The MoU signing ceremony was held at Islamabad in the presence of speaker national assembly Mr. Asad Qaisar, chairman senate Mr. Sadiq Sanjarani,, special assistant to Prime Minister on Religious Affairs Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, whereas VC KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq, Registrar Prof. Dr. Saleem Gandapur and Chief Executive BKMC, Swabi Prof. Dr. Fasih uz Zaman were also present at the occasion.
According to details this agreement is inked for training of the students of KMU-IHS Swabi in BS Vision Sciences, BS Medical Laboratory Technology, BS Anesthesia Technology, BS Radiology Technology, BS Dental Technology and BS Nursing four year programs or any other discipline to be opened by the KMU-IHS Swabi from time to time and requires premises of BKMC and Gajju Khan Medical College (GKMC) for students’ skills development as per program requirement.
The MoU explained that BKMC, Swabi will be the exclusive owner of the building, equipment and employers of skilled staff, which includes doctors, trainers, paramedics and other staff required for the facilitation of clinical training of the students at BKMC & GKMC of above-mentioned programs. Whereas KMU-IHS Swabi being constituent institute of KMU, will admit and register the students in various programs. In order to keep the standard of quality of training, KMU-IHS Swabi will deploy the required number of students according to the number of faculty and infrastructure of the hospital.
As per the agreed terms and conditions the maximum duration of the MOU shall be thirty (30) years extendable further on mutual consent of both the parties irrespective of the status of both parties in future. The duration of the clinical training program for the students in the hospital / college will be according to the prescribed curriculum and syllabus and credit hours. If the number of students becomes more than the capacity of the hospital, then the parties will develop the 2nd shift system with consensus, for the smooth running of hospital and training programs. #