During the FY 2021-22, ACF provided Five (5) scholarships for Post Graduate training worth Rs. 3,932,167/-. In account of Faculty Support Program, ACF also sponsored the remunerations of Assistant Professor Rheumatology and Senior Registrar Rheumatology at Central Park Medical College and National Hospital respectively.During the year Rs. 2,995,000/- were spent on Faculty Support Program. The overall projected spending on scholarships and faculty support in the financial year 2022-2023 is around Rs. 8.5 million.
To meet the dire need of specialists in the field of Rheumatology, ACF has spent more than PKR 38 Million on scholarships of post graduate trainees from a dedicated scholarship fund. So far 32 rheumatologists have been trained by ACF Faculty, covering more than 50% of total practicing rheumatologists in Punjab. Out of these, 21specialists have fully or partially been trained through ACF scholarship program. Six of alumni have pioneered Rheumatology services at public and private hospitals in Lahore including Mayo Hospital, Sir GangaRam Hospital and Jinnah Hospital; setting up the first Rheumatology services in Punjab Govt. sector.
Two have started the first ever Rheumatology services in southern Punjab i.e. Multan. Kindly note, patients from these cities and their remote catchment areas previously had to travel to Lahore for getting expert advice. ACF is currently funding ‘Seven’ scholarships for PG trainees in rheumatology. Five trainee fellows are under training at the Department of Rheumatology, National Hospital & Medical Centre and ‘Two’ trainee fellows are under training at the Department of Rheumatology, Central Park Teaching Hospital. During training, the fellows conduct free and subsidized clinics under supervision of qualified consultants at ACF Clinics Shadman
RHEUMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS FUNDED BY ACF SCHOLARSHIPS
These consultants are providing services all over Pakistan and Abroad