Aligarh: The newly constructed building of the Medical Attendance Scheme (MAS) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) having modern facilities was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor.
Prof Mansoor said the AMU administration is dedicated to upgrade the health care infrastructure for the university employees, their families and retirees. The new building is realisation of this vision. “It will ease the working of MAS which caters to the medical needs of the current and retired employees and their dependents”, Vice-Chancellor said.
Prof Mansoor inspected the new premises and encouraged the staff to work with dedication.
Prof Hammad Usmani, Director, MAS said, this is the first dedicated building for MAS beneficiaries, which will have all modern facilities with automated record system, and public address system.
Special consideration has been given for elderly and physically challenged MAS beneficiaries for whom lift has been installed and a ramp and a rest room have been provided.
“The three-story building has a large capacity to accommodate increased number of beneficiaries at a time”, he said.
He informed that around three hundred patients visit the MAS per day.
The building has a drug store which has capacity to store more medicine, and an academic hall for the purpose of meeting and training of medical and Para-medical staff which is an additional feature of the new building.
Dr Hameeda Tariq, Mr Abdul Hamid IPS, AMU Registrar, Prof SM Jawed Akhtar, Prof Major Fareed Mahdi MIC Building, Dr M Salman Shah, Deputy Director MAS, Dr Shariq Aqil CMO Incharge, University Health Services, Prof Mohd Rihan MIC Electricity, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, University Engineer, Deans and Principals, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.