The University of Engineering & Technology, (UET) Lahore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Biomedical Equipment Resource Center (BERC), P&SHD, Punjab to facilitate the hands-on training of undergraduate students of the Biomedical Engineering Department (New Campus) on medical equipment through mutual collaboration. For this purpose, the public hospitals under the administrative control of P&SHD, the medical equipment repair workshop of Lahore, and the Labs of the Biomedical Engineering Department (UET) will be used. Moreover, under joint supervision from academia and industry, the BERC will provide knowledge of biomedical equipment installed in public sector hospitals with real-time challenges of functionality along with hands-on training on installation, repair, maintenance, and calibration of medical equipment to undergraduate students of UET Lahore. The UET Lahore, on its part, will provide the technical human resource and solutions to real-time socio-economic challenges in the field of Biomedical engineering with reference to public sector hospitals. Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar (Vice-Chancellor, UET Lahore), Dr. Abdul Rauf Anwar (Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UET New Campus), Rao Atif Raza (Project Director, BERC), and Muhammad Shahbaz Yasin (Director, BERC) signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. On this occasion, both dignitaries acknowledged that there is a significant gap between academia and industry, particularly regarding the health care sector. They also reiterated their resolve that this gap will be bridged through strong and persistent collaboration.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamran, Omer Farooq Alvi, Syed Inayat Miran, Syed Shabeeb ur Rehman and Muhammad Ali were present during the ceremony.