President Alvi suggests doctors to instill in themselves the skill of empathy

APP86-04 KARACHI: May 04 - President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the 53rd convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. APP

KARACHI, May 04 (APP):President, Arif Alvi appreciating young doctors and surgeons of the country for their efforts to gain steady success in the spheres of academic and professional competence advised them to make deliberate effort in acquiring the skill of empathy.
Addressing the 53rd Convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP), he said “empathy” is a trait that holds a postive impact on the well being of the patients and also develops a strong bondage between health care providers and their patients.
He on the occasion also drew attention of the post graduates
towards the growing relevance of artificial intelligence in the
field of medicine and surgery.
“Equal attention is needed to keep abreast of latest advances in
science and technology such as artificial intelligence manifested in
the form of virtual and augmented realities,” he said.
Mentioning that these are tools being applied in the sphere of
healthcare,” he said emphasizing that a critical balance have to be
maintained between technology, professional skills and traits likes
compassion.
Acknowledging the contribution made by CPSP in the training of
medical professionals, he said there is need to also focus that the
medical graduates and post graduates passing out from concerned
institutions are fully conscious of ground realities with regard to
healthcare needs of the masses.
President Alvi reminding that most of the countries managed to
address their health related challenges through active engagement of
medical professionals at the grass root levels hinted need for
improvement in graduate level medical curriculum in accordance to
needs of the people.
Professional capacities of paramedics, community health workers
lady health workers, he said was also needed to be upgraded with equal
attention towards their easy accessibility to the masses.
President CPSP, Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry in his welcome address
said the college since its inception in 1962 has strived for achieving
academic excellence in higher medical and dental education.
“College organizes scores of academic activities throughout the
year for its residents and fellows, he said mentioning that over 700
graduating doctors are being conferred with fellowship and
membership qualification of the college in its 53rd convocation.