PESHAWAR: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar and Burns & Plastic Surgery Centre, HMC Peshawar for clinical training of students.
According to a press release issued here on Thursday, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Gandapur Registrar of KMU and Prof. Dr. Tahmeedullah director of Burns & Plastic Surgery Centre signed the MoU while Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq vice chancellor KMU and Prof.
Dr. Shahzad Akbar medical director HMC counter signed the MoU representing their respective organizations.
The MoU stated that the KMU 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 the production of quality medics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The agreement will provide an opportunity for training of the students of KMU in Doctor of Physical Therapy, BS Occupational Therapy, BS Surgical Technology, BS Emergency Care Technology, BS Medical Laboratory Technology, BS Anaesthesia Technology, BS Nursing, and BSc Nursing Post RN.
The MoU explained that Burns & Plastic Surgery Center, HMC will be the exclusive owner of the building, equipment, and employers of skilled staff, which include doctors, trainers, paramedics, and other staff required for the facilitation of clinical training of the students at Burns & Plastic Surgery Center, HMC.
Whereas KMU, will admit and register the students in various programs under the supervision of KMU.
In order to keep the standard of quality of training, KMU will deploy the required number of students according to the number of faculty and infrastructure of the hospital.
The maximum duration of the MoU shall be Ten (10) years extendable further on mutual consent of both parties irrespective of the status of both parties in the future.
The duration of a 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.
The MoU elaborated that the 1st party shall be responsible to nominate a focal person for the coordination with the 2nd party or its focal person to manage the training program in a proper way to produce good quality and skillful professionals for the health sector.
The KMU will be liable for payment of Rs. 1000/- per month per student for allied health sciences as clinical charges.
The Burns & Plastic Surgery Centre shall be responsible to provide a conducive environment to the students for the clinical as well as basic science training program during the agreed schedule.
The 2nd party shall also be responsible to nominate a focal person within the hospital for managing and facilitating the training of business & faculty members and other related issues during the training program.