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Introduction


Information Technology (IT) is essential for the growth of every field of life/sector and it has also found a definite role in the Human Health Sector as almost all sensitive medical equipments are equipped with microprocessor and being programmed to do particular jobs with the help of properly developed software, therefore Information Technology will play a vital role in the future development of Pakistan Health Sector. Govt. of Pakistan has launched its IT policy to keep pace with technologically developed countries.
Information Technology department was established in 2004. The main objective of IT Department is to automate / computerize the working of UHS Lahore, to provide a highly reliable, efficient and secured computerized examination system and to develop IT infrastructure in the affiliated institutions. Online research facility to faculty members/students and above all making an efficient and error free computerized environment.

Working


The center of IT activities is the IT Department which is managing LAN/WAN and providing IT services to all departments/offices of UHS and its affiliated institutes.

  • Provision of Internet and e-mail facility for UHS faculty, students & staff.
  • Development of MIS System of UHS.
  • A Digital Library, which will provide an efficient, broader and faster approach to the concept of medical/health education and research.
  • Human resource development through extensive IT training programs for faculty, management, staff and students.

Achievements


Networking
  • Installation of Passive and Active networking equipment (Routers, Switches, Firewall)
  • Networking of more than 500 nodes
  • 54Mbps internet facility via PERN2
  • Deployment of a secured and reliable independent network for examination department

WAN (Wide Area Network)

UHS shares its information and research resources with affiliated institutions for the benefit of their faculty and students through Wireless WAN. The institutions linked to UHS through this network are:

  • Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  • Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore
  • Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore
  • Institute of Child Health, Lahore
  • de' Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
  • Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore
  • Institute of Public Health, Lahore
  • Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  • FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore

Computer Research & Resource Labs
Computer research & resource labs have been established to strengthen and modernize the regional centres at affiliated institutions:

  • Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  • Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore
  • Institute of Public Health, Lahore
  • de' Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
  • CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore
  • Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  • FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore
  • Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
  • WAH Medical College, Wah Cantt
  • Nishtar Medical College, Multan
  • Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  • Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan

Video Conferencing Facility
Videoconferencing is visual collaboration sans frontiers for sharing of knowledge and information. The faculty and students of University interact with eminent scientists and researchers from all over the world.

Bio Metric Solution
Finger prints identification system and electronic locks have been installed at secrecy, tabulation and all basic science Labs along with installation of IP Cameras at basic science Labs.

Developmental Projects



Computerization and Networking of University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Name of the Project
Computerization and Networking of University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Duration 24 Months
Total Cost 33.596 Millions
Objectives
  • Development of a complete intra-city interactive vigorous Wireless & secure Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions in order to provide connectivity between different sites within Lahore City so that to allow interactive research, information sharing facilities between these institutes.
  • To setup online regional information offices in all the affiliated medical college/institutions.
  • Provision of real time lectures by delivering real time lectures to students from local, remote and International locations. It also allows Information sharing between different campuses in a timely & cost effective way.
  • Automation of Examination & Registration system on modernized basis by implementing a complete computerized automated scanning system with customized developed software for the Examination & Registration Departments.
  • To ensure security of lab equipment and attendance of the staff, registration of students through finger print scanners, bio access control units and electronic locks
  • Development of UHS information system after developing a complete hardware and software solution to meet the growing demands of the Medical & Health sectors.
  • Provisions of Computer training facilities for UHS faculty, students & staff.
  • Provision of Internal Automation in the University of Health Sciences, Lahore to optimize operation time.
  • To setup technical support cell at the IT Dept. to attend the Computer and Network related complaints both (hardware & software)

Establishment of Computer Resource Labs at Regional Centers of UHS
Name of the Project
Establishment of Computer Resource Labs at Regional Centers of UHS
Duration 24 Months
Total Cost 34.80 Millions
Objectives
  • To strengthen and modernize the regional centres of UHS at the affiliated/constituent colleges/institutions
  • To establish computer research labs at UHSs constituent/affiliated medical colleges/institutions
  • To allow interactive research, information and resource sharing facilities between the UHSs affiliated medical colleges / institutions
  • Provision of computer training facilities for the faculty, students and staff of the affiliated medical and dental colleges
  • Provision of real time lectures by delivering real time lectures to students from local, remote and International locations at the same time also Information sharing between different campuses in a timely & cost effective way
  • To ensure security of Lab equipment with the help of IP cameras, iron bars and collapsible doors
  • To setup mobile technical support cell at the UHS IT Dept. to attend the computer and network related complaints of the regional computer research labs
  • To setup a state of the art computer research lab which includes; latest computers, printers, scanners, and UPS
  • Under the present project twelve (12) computer resource labs will be established at affiliated medical and dental colleges equipped with latest 2030 P-IV computers, 01 heavy duty network laser printer, 01 heavy duty scanner, light and heavy duty UPS, along with the necessary furniture required for the above mentioned hardware
  • To provide online access to medical graduates so that they can benefit from the technological advancements in the field of medical education
  • With the help of internet and digital library access program of HEC Faculty, students and staff of these affiliated /constituent colleges /institutions will also get benefit from these resources

Staff


Faisal Amin
  • Director IT
  • BCom, MCS, MBS, MBA(IT)
  • E-mail : dit@uhs.edu.pk
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 328

M. Adnan Jamil
  • Network Administrator
  • B.Sc, M.Sc (Comp. Sc.)
  • E-mail : amt@uhs.edu.pk
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 329


Masoud Rauf

Zeeshan Qureshi
  • Asstt. Manager Network
  • BE Electrical Engineering
  • E-mail : amnetwork@uhs.edu.pk
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 329


Mukhdoom Danial
  • Software Engineer
  • BE Computer Engineering
  • E-mail : se@uhs.edu.pk
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 329


Zohaib Aslam
  • Web Developer
  • BS (Computer Science)
  • E-mail : amweb@uhs.edu.pk
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 329

Muhammad Nadeem Ch.
  • Audio Visual Officer
  • Ph: +9242-111 333 366 Ext: 329

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