Prof. Anil Madaree
It is a pleasure and privilege for me to be invited to attend and participate in the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). I would like to thank the President of CPSP, Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, for this kind invitation.
As president I would like to offer my sincere congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) on this auspicious occasion.
Institutions such as the CPSP and CMSA are ones that ensure that post graduate medical education is on going and that the standards are maintained. This important function is a critical building block in ensuring that society, and a country as a whole, progresses and that the population is properly served.Health, along with education and adequate housing, are key areas that determine the success of a country and the happiness and satisfaction of its population. It would be ideal if other international colleges and institutions such as the CPSP and CMSA unite to form a society that will debate and discuss matters relating to medical education and healthcare. This would allow consensus to be reached and for recommendations to be made at international level. The CMSA initiated such a meeting in April 2012 and we hope that this will gather momentum for steering medical education and health standards in the correct direction.I look forward to the Golden Jubilee Celebration and hope that this will be a milestone in strengthening ties between our Colleges.
President CPSP Message
Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry
As President of CPSP and the College hosting the Joint Conference it is a pleasure and a unique privilege to welcome you on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee. Our College is now fifty years old and while it has achieved much over these years there is much that needs to be done for its members , its fellows, the country and the region.In these troubled times, priorities have changed. Health does not seem to have a place of significance in the issues threatening the population of the country, this problem is being compounded by the paucity of resources.Throughout the ages, in times of societal distress the responsibilities of professionals have increased many folds. These times are no different, our institution and we as professionals will have to cultivate many skills and shoulder many other responsibilities in the coming years besides the primary one of being competent professionals. We cannot do this alone. We will have to reach across our borders to other fraternal bodies such as the College of Medicine South Africa to be able to fulfill our destiny as a responsible institution.I am grateful to the many who wished to be with us (but were unable to come) and the CMSA and the Royal Colleges of the UK for surmounting many difficulties to be with us on this important occasion.I welcome all and hope you enjoy the Celebrations.