KARACHI: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Head of Karachi University and Coordinator General of COMSTEC, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry has said that significant changes in the field of healthcare in Pakistan are inevitable. Artificial intelligence can make a significant difference in the lives of doctors and hospital administrators. The establishment of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences at Karachi under Dr. Panjuani’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research was a matter of time.
He said this while addressing a one-day workshop on “Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences” on Monday. The workshop was organized at the LEJ National Science Information Center in collaboration with the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences and the Sindh Innovation, Research and Education Network (Siren) under the auspices of Dr. Panjwani Center, University of Karachi. Dr. Riaz-ud-Din of Actor Panjawani Center delivered the welcome address while Dr. Ashiq Anjum, Professor, University of Leicestershire, UK delivered the keynote address. Other domestic and foreign speakers included Dr. Imran Nisar, a professor at the Aga Khan University, Omar Rana, a professor at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, and Huayu Zaho of the University of Leicestershire.
Prof. Iqbal Chaudhry said that Artificial Intelligence actually simplifies the lives of patients, physicians and hospital administrators by performing human resource work with less money and speed. The International Center has invested in artificial intelligence and manpower. A major step has been taken to modernize the healthcare sector in Pakistan by training them. The establishment of this institution will lead to development in the country while a trained workforce will also be formed. The move will boost the country’s knowledge-based economy. He appreciated the services rendered by Prof. Dr. Ashiq Anjum for the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences, Karachi University, while thanking other experts. Finally, Professor Farzana Shaheen distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.