Embrace new tech in healthcare research, students told

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Outgoing students of Sultan ul Uloom College of Pharmacy fling their caps in air during the graduation day ceremony organised on college campus on Saturday.

Hyderabad: New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can revolutionise the healthcare system in India. And students must be perennially open to change and never resist embracing new technologies, said Minority Welfare director Shahnawaz Qasim.

Addressing students of Sultan-ul-Uloom College of Pharmacy here on Saturday, he asked them to “invent utility for people”.

“Take up research, explore new avenues in healthcare and make use of the large amount of research data available,” he said. Stating that knowledge without utilitarian applications was half-baked, he said sympathy, kindness and compassion were lacking in society.

Graduating students and freshers participated at the joint ceremony of graduation day of two consecutive batches — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — along with the orientation day for the 2018-19 batch students, according to a press release.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Hyderabad Director Dr Shashi Bala Singh said the nation’s development depended on three important aspects — education, occupation and healthcare. “In a country like India, one has to be educated and healthy to be able to contribute to society,” she said

Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society (SUES) Chairman Khan Lateef Khan, Vice-Chairman Mohammed Waliullah, Secretary Zafar Javeed, Treasurer Dr Mir Akbar Ali Khan and Prof SA Wahab were present.