I extend my warm greetings for the holy month of Ramadhan. It’s the month in which Quran was revealed. Ramadhan Means ‘burning heat of the Sun’. Narrated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “Fasting Burns the sins”. Fasting help us to gain ‘self restraint‘.
Today as I stand here, by the grace of ALMIGHTY ALLAH and by the will of my esteemed associates, as the 16th President of SOGP. It is the oldest functional society of Obs and gynae in Pakistan. Together we can bring a change in women’s health care by infusing hope and enthusiasm.
Our aims are to upgrade Obs and Gynae training and research by building more libraries, taking measures to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality, steps to improve training of traditional birth attendants and mid wives. Moreover, Improving the collaboration between BHU’s, RHC’s, THQ’s, DHQ’s and tertiary care hospitals. Upgrading the education of HO’s, PG’s and specialists by establishing skill labs, arranging workshops and seminars for them. We are planning to arrange surgical camps, breast and cancer screening programs for rural areas. Our goal also includes to promote sub-specialties of Obs and Gynae, and take steps to send trainees aboard for sub specialty training.
Flag carriers are only as good as the people around them and I’m blessed to have high performing team with me. I want the next generation of Obstetrics and Gynecology to be stronger, more skilled and empowered to make a difference in health care.
I will try to fulfill all these goals with the help of previous executive council and members of society. Many events have staged in the running year from our platform and many more to come.
Presidents who preceded me cultivated this legacy of academic perfection and innovation that has left a profound mark on all of us. So we are looking further by standing on the shoulders of giants (very well said by Newton). I thank them and take it as my honor to follow them humbly.
Prof. Alfreed Zafar