Tuesday Jan 01, 2019
The award ceremony of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation's (SIUT) students volunteer programme batch 51 for winter session was held on Tuesday, marking the conclusion of a week-long exercise of community services.
The programme for school and college children was initiated to inculcate values for love and humanity, respect for human rights and strengthening the community service values for the society in the child, a press release said.
Since its inception, 6,286 students have successfully completed the training.
During the training, the students hailing from different schools and colleges were rotated through various departments including OPDs, Dialysis, Transplantation, Lithotripsy, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Cancer, Hepato-gastroenterology and medical and surgical sciences. The training spanned 30 hours during which the participants also engaged themselves with the admitted patients as well as the outpatients especially minor patients.
Speaking on the occasion, SIUT Director Professor Adib Rizvi said that this is the future generation which has the social responsibility to tackle the variety of issues in the society ranging from poverty, lack of education and poor healthcare. He stressed that the basic principle of community service is based on empathy, compassion and commitment.
Professor Rizvi added that the programme gives the child an opportunity to assist those unfortunate members of our society who bear the dual burden of poverty and illness.
The certificate-awarding ceremony included junior and senior volunteer speeches, SIUT patient's performances, narration of their life stories by SIUT's transplant and dialysis patients and distribution of certificates and gifts. The students in their speeches expressing their thoughts, said the programme has changed their perspective to life.
The concluding ceremony was largely attended by the parents, teachers, students and staff members of SIUT, including medical professionals.