Dr. Arshad Taqi
Dr. Arshad Taqi, an anaesthesiologist, has been at the helm of the Pakistan Medical Commission since the regulatory health body’s establishment in 2019. As president of the Pakistan Medical Commission, he oversees the organization’s role in regulating healthcare education. A graduate of the Allama Iqbal Medical College and a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) in Anaesthesiology, Dr. Taqi has contributed to critical care and teaching training as a founding member of the faculty of critical care medicine. During his four-decade-long career, he has been instrumental in training new graduates and creating opportunities for learning for consultants in the field of anesthesia in Pakistan. He is a member of the Faculty of Critical Care Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He has conducted supervisor training workshops as a member of the faculty of Health Professional Education, College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan. Furthermore, Dr. Taqi is the course director for BASIC ICU courses in Lahore. In collaboration with Health Services Academy, these courses were conducted throughout the country to train and certify more than 5000 doctors and nurses in managing critically ill patients during the COVID-19 epidemic.