Gulab Devi Post Graduate Medical Institute
In order to achieve our objectives, work on establishment of a Postgraduate Medical Institute was started. The feasibility studies in 2003 ultimately bore fruit and in 2004, Gulab Devi Postgraduate Medical Institute was established and it gained affiliation with University of Health Sciences, Lahore. As a consequence, Diploma in Cardiology and Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases were started for postgraduate Doctors in 2005-2006 session. These diploma courses are presently in progress successfully. Research publications by postgraduate doctors is also in the offing and each postgraduate doctor has been allocated his field of research and specific topic allotments is under process.
Gulab Devi Hospital has been given full accreditation for training in FCPS Cardiology by the College of physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. It has also been accredited for training in Pulmonology for Diploma of College of Physician & Surgeons of Pakistan. The Department of Cardiology at Gulab Devi Hospital has been recognized for MRCP training by the Royal College of Physicians in England.
Todate, two doctors have already received their FCPS degree from College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. Six postgraduate doctors have further been enrolled for FCPS Cardiology Training in cardiology Department. Six candidates have already passed their Part-I for MRCP in Cardiology Department. Five postgraduate doctors have completed their part-II MRCP.
In pursuance of the directive of the Governor Punjab, the University of Heath Sciences, Lahore has speeded up its efforts for development of highly trained paramedical personnel. The Gulab Devi postgraduate Medical Institute has also enthusiastically responded by commencing training and education for Allied Heath Professionals. Admission was given to candidates for education & training in B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology, B.Sc. Emergency & Intensive Care Sciences, B.Sc. Cardiac Perfusion Technology, B.Sc. Respiratory Therap,y and B.Sc. Operation Theater Technology. Admission to aspirants for the above courses were given to a sizeable number of candidates after careful selection on merit. Thus B.Sc. Courses of 4 years each has started in the above mentioned disciplines for the session 2007 -2011 .
Gulab Devi Hospital envisages future liaison with the University of Heath Sciences,Lahore to start programs for Ph.D Cardiology & Ph.D Pulmonology – and liaison with CPSP program of training for FCPS Cardiac Surgery and FCPS Thoracic Surgery.
Gulab Devi Hospital as a tertiary care Centre has available diverse pathologic cases of a wide variety of Pulmonology and Cardiology and these provide good cases for research in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonology & Thoracic Surgery especially and the indigenous patterns of disease can be well studied and documented in research studies at this Hospital. Necessary arrangements for this research are being made.