The University of Home Economics (UHE) has established the Kanwal Wellness Center which is one of unique in a university set up to serve the public at large by having on penal highly qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor, Psychiatrists, and Dietitians.

Prof. Dr. Javed Akram, Vice-Chancellor University of Health Sciences, and Vice-Chancellor UHE Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen inaugurated the Wellness Center.

The idea emerged to serve the community by using the university’s academics & professionals to connect in a possible way and the center will help the university in self-reliance.

Vice-Chancellor UHE, Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, was of the view that one should learn how to cope with mental stress and our mission is to provide a holistic healing approach toward both physical and mental well-being. She said that before visiting the University’s Center, patients can make an appointment with the doctor by phone, and further details will be shared on the University Portal.

She also announced a 0.5 million donation from Ali Zafar Foundation for the self-reliance of the Center. She thanked the free-of-cost assistance of the renowned US-based Clinical Counsellor Prof. Dr. Ali Kazim for the establishment of the Center. “I am happy that UHE has taken this great initiative for the mental-wellness of community and we are ready to provide training workshops, training for Clinical Counsellor, Breast Cancer awareness camps, and Mammography workshops” for university teachers, said Prof. Dr. Javed Akram. He also offered free treatment services for the lower staff. He was of the view that Wellness Courses should be offered to students so that they could learn to maintain their health. He announced the matching of 0.5 million donations to Kanwal Wellness Center from the Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM).

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