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Brief History & Introduction of KEMCAANA Computer Labs Project

Contents:

1. KEMCAANA Computer Labs

2. KEMCAANA Learning Center

3. Meeting Room & Staff Room

4 . Alam Bashir Kohli Memorial Computer Lab, Girls Hostel

5 . Anatomy Learning Center

6 . Internet Facility for Basic Science Departments

7 . Internet Facility for Medicine and Allied Departments

8 . Internet Facility for Surgical and Allied Departments

9 . Internet Facility for Admin Block KEMU

10 . Internet Facility for Admin Block Mayo Hospital

11 . Usage of All KEMCAANA Computer Labs

12 . Digital Library and Online Resources

13 . Video Conferecing Facility

14 . @kemu.edu.pk Emailing Facility

15. Online Documents Verification

16. Computer Labs Membership

17. KEMCAANA Computer Labs Staff

1. Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab:

In December 2001 the old graduates of KEMC (Alumni) dreamed to do something for alma mater and their young Kemcolians. The King Edward Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) decided to establish a Computer Lab in King Edward Medical University, Lahore. The Biochemistry Department was generous enough to give the place for Computer Lab.

i. In March 2002 the designing and construction of the Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab was started. It started functioning in June 2002 within three months.
Initially this Lab was started with 10 systems with Internet facility.

ii. In December 2003 the Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab was extended by adding 10 more P-4 systems and Laser Printer facility.

iii. In December 2006 KEMCAANA member plan to upgrade and provide the computer Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab facility to other Department of KEMU and Mayo Hospital which is almost done.

iv. Main Computer Lab has been upgraded with high speed Computer Processors and LED displays.

Resources Available:

i. High Speed Internet
ii . Laser Printing
iii. Colour Printing
iv. Scanning
v. CD Writing
vi. DVD Writing
vii. Fax
viii. Photocopy

Detail of extension is as follow:

Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab


Main Computer Lab



Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab

Sitting Area at Main Computer Lab:

Sitting area for students along with needed essentials.

Stitting Area in Main Computer Lab

i. Renovation work: i.e walls paneling, roof sealing, Computer tables, Electrical & network cabling and Lighting work in new extension area.

ii. Addition of New Computers:
Now main KEMCAANA Computer Lab has a total of 40 latest Computers.

iii. Server Machines: Two Dell Power Edge High Speed Server machines running in Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab. These servers machine have latest Operating systems:
 
• Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition for Internet sharing and high level network security i.e blocking unwanted websites traffic.

• Widows 2008 Server for managing internal network computers and remote KEMCAANA Computer Lab computers.

These Servers machine remains 24 hours on to share internet facility and connectivity remote sites with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab.


UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply): Five UPS (5.0 KVA) have been installed to provide backup to all Computer and other equipment of Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, in case of power failure.

iv. Up-gradation of Internet Speed: This year KEMCAANA upgraded the Radio Link and DSL internet Bandwidth upto 100 Mbps.

2. KEMCAANA Learning Center

The learning center which has been furnished with chairs and a capacity for up to eighty participants and state of the art audiovisual equipment and needed new computers.



KEMCAANA Learning Center


KEMCAANA Learning Center

3. Meeting & Staff Room

Furnished meeting room where students and faculty can meet for research and organizational meetings and interviews can be conducted for scholarships of KEMCAANA for undergraduate students in need which now number 88 annual scholarships and a number of postgraduate scholarships.


Meeting & Staff Room


Meeting & Staff Room

1.2. KEMCAANA Computer Lab North Surgical Ward

KEMCAANA has established Computer Lab in the department of North Surgical Ward consisting 4 computers, which have been provided and functioning.

This Computer Lab has also been connected through the wireless towers with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, KEMU.

This lab will facilitate to the doctors of all Surgical floor (Four Surgical Wards).

This Computer Lab has high speed internet connectivity through Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab.


1.3 . KEMCAANA Computer Lab Psychiatry Department

KEMCAANA has established Computer Lab in the Department Psychiatry consisting 4 computers, which have been provided and functioning.

This Computer Lab has also been connected through the wireless towers with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, KEMU.

This lab will facilitate to the doctors of Out Patient Block (OPD).

High speed internet connectivity also available.

1.4. KEMCAANA Computer Lab Boys Hostel

KEMCAANA has also established a Computer Lab in the Boys Hostel, KEMU consisting 10 computers.

This Computer Lab will also be connected through the wireless towers with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, KEMU for internet connectivity and to share the resources.

This KEMCAANA Computer Lab is facilitating to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of KEMU & Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

4. Alam Bashir Kohli Memorial Computer Lab, Girls Hostel

President KEMCAANA Dr. Ijaz Mahmood and his family donated Alam Bashir Kohli Memorial Computer Lab for Girls Hostel, KEMU.

This Computer Lab is consisting 10 computers and KEMCAANA is managing.

This Computer Lab is also connected through the wireless towers with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, KEMU for internet connectivity and to share the resources.

This KEMCAANA Computer Lab is facilitating to the all the boarders of Girls Hostels, KEMU & Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

5. Anatomy Learning Center

KEMCAANA 1980 batch has been established Anatomy Learning Center in the Department of Anatomy, KEMU in 2007.

This Learning Center has the following sate of the art equipment facilities that is:

i. Eleven Latest P-4 computers with LCD display.

ii. Nineteen executive Chairs and one central table.

iii. Multimedia Projector with resolution and Fix wall projection screen.

iv. 3-D Dye section licensed software for all computers to teaching the students.

v. Big collection of Models of human bodies.

vi. High speed internet connectivity also available.

This KEMCAANA Learning Center has also been connected through the wireless towers with Main KEMCAANA Computer Lab, KEMU.

6. Internet Facility for Basic Science Departments

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) has provided internet facilities to all basic science Departments of KEMU for research work.

1. Department of Anatomy
2. Department of Biochemistry
3. Department of Community Medicine
4. Department of Forensic Medicine
5. Department of Pathology
6. Department of Pharmacology
7. Department of Physiology

7. Internet Facility for Medicine and Allied Departments

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) is also providing internet facilities to all Medicine and Allied Departments of KEMU for research work

1. Department of Cardiology
2. Department of Chest Medicine
3. Department of Dermatology Unit-I
4. Department of Dermatology Unit-II
5. Department of Neurology
6. Department of Pediatric Medicine Unit-I
7. Department of Pediatric Medicine Unit-II
8. Department of Psychiatry And Behavioural Sciences
9. Department of Social & Preventive Paediatric

7.1. Internet Facility for Medicine Departments

KEMCAANA is providing internet facilities to Medicine Departments for research work.

1. Unit-I, East Medical Ward
2. Unit-II, West Medical Ward
3. Unit-II, South Medical Ward
4. Unit-IV, North Medical Ward

8. Internet Facility for Surgical and Allied Departments

KEMCAANA is providing internet facilities to Surgical and Allied Departments for research work.

1. Department of Anesthesiology Unit-I
2. Department of Anesthesiology Unit-II
3. Department of Cardiac Surgery
4. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
5. Department of Orthopedics Unit-I
6. Department of Orthopedics Unit-II
7. Department of Otorhinolaryngologyunit-I
8. Department of Paediatric Surgery
9. Department of Plastic Surgery
10. Department of Radiology

8.1.. Internet Facility for Surgical Departments

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) is providing internet facilities to all Surgical Departments for research work.

1. Unit-I, North Surgical Ward
2. Unit-II, West Surgical Ward
3. Unit-II, East Surgical Ward
4. Unit-IV, South Surgical Ward

9. Internet Facility for Admin Block KEMU

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) is also providing internet facilities to Admin Block of KEMU for research work.

1. Vice Chancellor Office
2. Pro-Vice Chancellor Office
3. Registrar Office
4. Assistant Registrar Office
5. Deputy Registrar Office
6. VC Personal Staff Officer Office
7. Director Planning and Development Office
8. Examination Branch
9. Computer Section
10. Research Center
11. E-Library
12. Lecture Theaters at Admin Block

10. Internet Facility for Admin Block Mayo Hospital

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) is providing internet facilities to Admin Block Mayo Hospital.

1. Medical Superintendent Office
2. Telemedicine Department
3. Computer Section

10.1. Internet Facitlity for Emergency Block Mayo Hospital

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) is also providing internet facilities to Emergency Block Mayo Hospital.


11. Usage of All KEMCAANA Computer Labs

i) Academic Uses:

The undergraduate and postgraduate students update their knowledge in all medical subjects such as Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Neurology, Urology, Cardiology, Radiology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery. Not only the M.B.B.S student but also students of other disciplines such as B.D.S, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy get great help and aid in their studies from KEMCAANA Computer Lab.

Classes are being taught through Computer in Biochemistry to the students of MBBS, BDS, and Physiotherapy. Students of other classes i.e. Physiology, Anatomy, Community Medicine get assistance from this Lab in the form of print outs of assignments, demonstrations and various other lectures pertaining to these subjects which are mentioned above.

ii) Research Work:

Research work allocated to undergraduate & postgraduate students especially FCPS, FRCS, MRCP, USMLE, M Phil, M.S, Ph.D and WHO research projects are carried out in the KEMCAANA Computer Lab.

iii). Admission in Foreign Universities

Through the Computer Lab lot of students/doctors get their admission in foreign universities (Baylor University, Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, New York University School of medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Yale University etc.) for electives and postgraduate training.

iv). Medical Education:

Regarding the faculty members Computer Lab is of help in preparing their lecture and demonstration. The research and review articles which are published at the latest are available on the internet for various knowledge seeking and conducting various studies through this KEMCAANA Computer Lab. Various data pertaining to health problems are collected and compile through this computer Lab.

v). Training of Computer Skills.

Training of different computer programs especially Biostatistics and research methodology. Students are practically trained how to operate computer, access to other computer and share data, download and save Medical research material from internet and to store these into their own folders. Particularly the basic skills of computer training are being taught over these compute which are in the computer lab so the proper functioning the computers is the basic necessity.

vi). Communication Skills:

Students are trained how to make contact with different research scientists through email and answer to these emails. In this way students have access to the renowned scientists all over the world.

12. Digital Library and Online Resources

KEMCAANA computer lab is registered to Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Digital Library Program. Students and doctors can access online journals, books and other resources from different web sites.

13. Video Conferecing Facility

Video Conferencing facility has been set up at the King Edward Medical University with support from HEC. KEMCAANA staff provides technical and logistic support for this facility. KEMU has been connected to national and international educational institutes utilizing this conferencing facility.

14 . @kemu.edu.pk Emailing Facility

Students, faculty and staff of the KEMU is being offered free of charge, personalized @kemu.edu.pk email addresses. This service is being provided by utilizing google based services for educational institutes. Every student, staff and faculty member can get the personalized email and share documents through the same id. Departments have been given the facility to create their personalized webpages using this service.

15. Online Documents Verification

Document verification has always been a problem for Kemcolians located overseas, especially in the United States. KEMCAANA has started an online document verification service which assists the alumni in getting their documents verified in a timely manner. Nominal service charges are taken from the applicants to cover for the cost of courier. By virtue of this service, applicants can get their documents verified and sent back to ECFMG, ERAS, FSMB and other medical boards within a period of one week. The usual response time for this service is three working days. Before the launch of KEMCAANA's online document verification service, applicants had to wait for two to three months to get their documents verified.

16. Computer Labs Membership

Free Membership Cards are issued to all KEMU and Allied Hospitals Students, Faculty Members for using Computer labs Facilities.

The KEMCAANA Computer Lab is blessing for everyone in KEMU/Allied Hospitals

17. KEMCAANA COMPUTER LABS STAFF

These Computer Labs are handled by an experience Microsoft and Cisco Certified Systems & Network Engineer Muhammad Rashid Javed. He is very well versed with computer science. He not only handles the computer labs technically but also helps and guides the new comers in using the computers and collecting the research materials from Internet. Asif Iqbal, Farukh Javaid, Usman and Salamat also contributing is this work.
Sr. No
Name
Qualification
Job Title
1
Muhammad Rashid Javed MIT, BCS, MCP, MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, RHCE & Wireless Technologies

Systems & Network Engineer,
Manager KEMCAANA Computer Labs,
Liaison Officer For Digital Library & Video Conferencing Affairs, 
Webmaster: KEMCAANA, KEMU & Mayo Hospital Websites.
Coordinator for Documents Verification Process

2
Usman Ahmad BA, MCSE, office Applications Network Assistant
3
Farrukh javaid ICS, office Applications Network Assistant
4
Muhammad Ali B.A, office Applications Network Assistant
5
Bashir

Metric

Sanitary Worker

COMPUTER LAB EXPANSION PROJECT

There are many projects to choose from and to donate. The president of KEMCAANA has, however, specially requested donations for the Computer lab Extension project.

Please see the image of the proposed plan. This remodeling includes acquiring two adjacent rooms from the Physiology and Biochemistry departments. This will provide twice the space compared to the currently available room. The plan includes a Office as well as two Wash rooms, 28 Computer stations and creation of a Video webcasting facility. The work on this project is about to get started. We hope to get it done before we get there in December for the annual winter meeting.

The current estimated cost of doing the extension is around approximately $50,000.We will know more as the work goes on.

Please donate generously online or via check or credit card with a form.

Download Computer Lab Donation Form
 
 

 

 

 


We are managing more than 350 Computers on 60 Locations.



Providing Broadband Internet connectivity to KEMU, Allied Hospitals and Hostels.



We have also established 8 Computer Labs in Basic Sciences, Medicine, Surgery and Out Patients Departments and Boys and Girls Hostels.

KEMCAANA

 

Scholarship Program

KEMCAANA Young Investigator Award

Young Physicians and Mentoring

KEMCAANA Doctor’s House


Visiting Faculty Program

Document Verification Process

Curriculum Reform Program

Computer Labs

KEMCAANA Learning Center

Anatomy Learning Center


Digital Library and Online Resources

KEMCAANA Retreats

Village Reconstruction for Flood victims

Other Charitable projects

IMPORTANT LINKS

King Edward Medical University, Lahore - Pakistan

The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)