LAHORE – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University of Health Sciences (UHS) and the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday, under which lawyers and their families will be able to volunteer in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine trial. Besides, the university will set up medical camps to diagnose and raise awareness among lawyers about hypertension, diabetes and other diseases. The agreement was signed by UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Javed Akram and the Punjab Bar’s Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee, Abdul Basit Khan Baloch.
UHS Chairman Board of Governors Justice (retired), Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was also present on the occasion.
Those who attended included the Head, Department of Forensic Sciences, Dr Allah Rakha, Assistant Registrar Legal Zahid Mahmood and members of Punjab Bar.
In his address, Justice (retired), Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said that he understood the problems and difficulties of lawyers.
He said that the UHS agreement with the PBC was timely and important and hoped it would have good results.
Prof Javed Akram said that UHS wanted to make a positive impact on society through its research.
“The University continues to assist the courts in various cases, where expert scientific opinion is solicited.
Besides, the varsity is providing training in forensic sciences to investigation officers of Punjab Police”, he said.
He added that doctors and lawyers have a common value that both help people and get them out of trouble and misery.
Abdul Basit Khan Baloch said that medical treatment and vaccination facilities should be provided to lawyers through teaching hospitals at district level.