The student volunteer program batch 39 organized by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) concluded today. The week long program attracts school and college going students of the city who take part in variety of activities related to patient care. Program is an annual feature of SIUT and extremely popular in the student community of Karachi.

The proceedings began with a two minutes silence which was observed in the memory of the martyrs of the recent Peshawar School tragedy. Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi Director SIUT, speaking at the certificate giving ceremony said that the program is essential for students at this stage of life as they would learn to understand the problems and plight of others which would bring a positive change not only in themselves but also in the entire society in general. He said that the students during their attachment at the hospital are informed about the guidelines of patient medical care in the field of Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Dialysis, Transplantation, Lithotripsy and other medical/ surgical and allied services.

Prof Rizvi disclosed that during the training, these students are taught the core principles of community service. Underlining the importance of Community service in society, Prof Rizvi said it not only refines the person but also provides solace and peace of life. So far over four thousand students representing various educational institutions from all over Karachi have attended the program. In the current batch 130 students attended the program, completed one week training comprising of 30 hours duration each.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of parents, teachers and students.