Awareness Workshop on Medical e-Resources at UGC

Awareness Workshop on Medical e-Resources at UGC

A-day long workshop aimed to create awareness on medical e-resources among the medical professionals was held at University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh on 22 April 2018. UGC Digital Library (UDL) and Wolters Kluwer jointly organized the workshop to set demand of contents that are really needed for the medical professionals.

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC graced the opening session of the workshop as the Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, presided over it. Professor ABM Abdullah, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dr. Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, Senior Operations Officer, World Bank, Bangladesh and Rajesh K Singh, Vice President, Wolters Kluwer spoke on the occasion as the Special Guests.  Abdur Rezzaque, Acting Secretary, UGC gave the address of welcome.

In his address, Professor Mannan said that Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in infrastructure development, education and health sectors. He underscored the need for enhancing the capacity of medical professionals and producing skilled medical technicians for serving the health care sector of the country.

Conducting medical science research is highly expensive, the UGC Chairman urged the medical professionals to conduct research in technology and develop techniques to tackle health related problems. “We have to bring qualitative changes in medical education,” and urged the healthcare professionals to enhance connectivity among them. He said UGC is working to bring the medical e-resources in a common platform so that one can easily use it.

Professor Akhtar Hossain said UDL has been providing more than 35,000 high-quality scholarly e-resources to the academicians, researchers and students across the country. He said “health sector will move forward if we create awareness to conduct research using e-resources.” He also emphasized to increase e-resources at medical colleges and universities.

UGC Member Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah and high officials of UGC, among others were present on the occasion. Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors of different medical universities, principals of government and private medical colleges, researchers of medical related research institutes participated at the workshop.