National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) a public sector university mandated to promote and achieve excellence in advance healthcare education, research and service delivery signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on July 01, 2020 with Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), a public sector organization established to promote emigration of Pakistani manpower abroad and to provide competent, reliable and cost-effective human resource to International Labour Market.
NUMS has already devised a multi-pronged strategy to play a pivotal role in strengthening the overall national healthcare service delivery system and advanced medical research in accordance with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to make medical care accessible and affordable to all. Moreover, to bridge the gap in the healthcare industry and recognizing that the medical professionals and paramedics of Pakistan need to be equipped with advance professional trainings and foreign languages for increasing their employability in the emerging international labour market, both organisations decided to collaborate further. Under the umbrella of the signed MoC, NUMS and OEC aim to pursue collaborative role in these trainings by designing especially tailored professional skill enhancement programs for the health Professionals.
VC NUMS emphasised on the fact that universities are the local arm of governance because of the research and innovation and international market cannot be accessed unless investment is made in advanced research. He further stated that in addition to post selection trainings, NUMS will also be conducting the required exams which are mandatory as per requirement of a particular country or region.
Lt. Gen. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed HI (M) (Retd), Vice Chancellor NUMS, Mr. Kashif A. Noor, Managing Director OEC, Mr. Sajjad Ahmed Qazi, Director (PMD) OEC along with NUMS higher officials attended the ceremony on behalf of their respective institutions.