Punjab medical colleges admission process
Delay in UHS entrance test result irked prospective students
Lahore, Dec 2: After a passage of four months, the University of Health Sciences (UHS)
has not been able to complete the process for admission to 11 medical colleges
of the province.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE)
Lahore announced the intermediate result on August 15, but students interested
in getting admission in medical colleges, are still uncertain about their
future. For the last two years, the UHS has been conducting entrance tests for
FSc (pre-medical) and A-level students. This year, the university conducted the
test in September, in which 20,228 students appeared, of which 14,981 were
declared eligible for admission in medical and dental colleges.The number of
seats in 11 medical colleges is 1,961, including KEMU Lahore 262; AIMC Lahore
240; FJMC Lahore 160; SIMS Lahore 142; Nishter Medical College Multan 229;
Punjab Medical College Faisalabad 251; RMC 251; Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
Bahawalpur 249; Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan 78; Sargodha Medical
College Sargodha 59; and Nawaz Sharif Medical College Gujrat has 40 open-merit
The UHS displayed its first list on November 16. After the
displaying of the list, several students who cleared the entrance test enrolled
in private medical colleges. According to rules, private medical colleges can
admit students once the first list is displayed. Sana Ashraf, a private medical
college student, said, "It is negligence on the part of the university because
it displayed the first list after four months. Now it is displaying the second
list after an interval of one month. The UHS has also announced to display I
would display the third list in January 2010."
another student, said that due to the delay, students were compelled to seek
admission in pharmacy, biochemistry and biotechnology courses. A Punjab
University (PU) official said admissions in various medicine-related disciplines
had been affected due to the negligence of the UHS. Pakistan Medical Association
(PMA) Joint Secretary Dr Shahid Malik said there was lack of coordination among
the institutions. He said, "We should regularise a central admission department
to restructure the admission procedure." UHS Public Relations Officer (PRO)
Muhammad Atif said they had completed the admission process in limited time and
performed well under available resources and time. He said the UHS conducted the
entry test on September 27 and announced the result next day. Daily times
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IJT accused of razing PU hostel wall to set up office
Lahore: The Punjab University administration on Tuesday accused Islami
Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists of razing the wall of a room of hostel No 1 in a
bid to set up an illegal office.
According to a PU spokesman, the
incident took place on Monday night at 11:00 pm. He added on information
administrative officials reached the spot where eyewitnesses told them that IJT
workers and expelled students were involved in the incident.
spokesman added a mason was hired who started working on the wall, however, on
IJT interference he refused to continue his work and left the job incomplete.
Later, some teachers and students constructed the wall, he said, adding
that it was once again razed on Tuesday evening by Jamiat
Meanwhile, in a press statement PU teachers and students
condemned the incident and termed it ìan evil designî to disturb a peaceful
academic atmosphere of the campus. They demanded the Punjab chief minister order
police to take strict action against the accused.
Hall Council Chairman
Dr Muhammad Akhtar said IJT activists had damaged property of the varsity time
and again and tortured students and employees. He said several FIRs and
complaints had been registered with police stations against them but no action
had been taken so far. He demanded the CM order police to take strict action
against the accuse.
Adviser Students Iftikhar Ahmad Chaudhry said some
students had been expelled from the university by the disciplinary action
committee after they were found involved in illegal activities on the campus.
Resident Officer Prof Shahid Gul said offices had been in illegal
custody of the IJT over the last 25 years but last year Vice-Chancellor Dr
Mujahid Kamran got the rooms vacated from their custody. He said the rooms were
in use of the staff of the resident officer-II.
However, when contacted,
PU New Campus nazim Usman Ashraf refuted the allegations, claiming it was only a
story concocted by the varsity administration. He said PU students had launched
a campaign against the university administration, claiming that allegations were
being levelled against Jamiat to divert their attention.
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PU winter vacation
Lahore: The Punjab University departments, institutes, centres
and constituent colleges will remain closed from December 21 to December 28 on
account of annual winter vacation. The news
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Students attended peace ceremony
Lahore: Punjab University Faculty of Arts Dean and visiting South Asia Professor
Dr S Qalb-i-Abid along with students & teachers participated in a special
ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany to promote peace in South Asia.
was organized by Muslim representatives of Berlin and Hamburg, Ansar Butt &
Jehangir Saleem, which was also attended by Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Arabs,
Turks, Iranians, Afghans and Germans.
The objectives of the ceremony were also
to promote inter-religious harmony and highlight the need to establish peace in
South Asia regions.
The academic theme was that trillions of dollars spent on
confrontation in South Asia should be spent on poverty alleviation, better
health system, speedy justice, good-governance. F.P Report
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Police manhandle protesting Beaconhouse students
Lahore: Police on Tuesday manhandled students from the Beaconhouse School System
(Defence Campus) when they tried to block the Defence Main Boulevard to protest
against the killing of their schoolmate in a road accident on Friday.
students alleged that the police were protecting the accused – the brother of a
member of the National Assembly (MNA) – who was 'drunk' when his car crashed
into their friends car on Defence Road.
Around 200 students protested in front
of Masjid Chowk for three hours and then marched towards Sector-S to protest in
front of the residence of the Punjab chief minister. As the protesters reached
Lalak Shaheed Chowk, police personnel deployed there started beating them, the
They said the policemen, headed by Defence SHO Mian
Qadeer, tried to stop them from protesting, and thrashed them upon refusal. At
this, the students started shouting slogans against the police, which compelled
the SHO to calm them down and allow them to protest near the CM's residence in
Sector-S. However, they were not allowed to protest outside the residence.
Shahzeb, a student said that he and his friends Adnan Khawar and
Fahad Azeem were in a car near Masjid Chowk on Friday night when a rashly driven
car went out of control and hit the divider. He said the vehicle hit the light
pole, which crashed on their car, killing Adnan Khawar instantly. Fahad Azeem,
who was injured in the incident, said he was still undergoing treatment, but had
joined the protesters for the sake of his deceased friend.
He alleged that the
police have released one of the culprits, who is the brother of an MNA. Azeem
Sajjad, Fahad's father, alleged that the MNA had reached the spot on Friday
night and smashed the bottles of wine found in his brother's car, so that the
police could claim there was no evidence.
The protesters alleged that the
police were not even telling them the name of the MNA who had reached the crime
scene. SHO Qadeer said the police had arrested the accused but the family of the
deceased had refused to file charges against them or to have an autopsy
conducted. He said the police had to release the accused, adding that action
could still be taken if the family demanded.
Sub-Inspector Allahditta said the
accused were identified as Manan Hameed Gujjar and Riaz, both residents of Model
Town. He said the accused were not drunk and none of them were related to any
MNA. Daily times
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33.4 million people infected with HIV
Lahore: The third national conference on HIV/AIDS was organised by the
Pakistan Medical Society in collaboration with Directorate General Health
Service, Punjab, at the UVAS auditorium.
Addressing the conference,
University of Veterinary & Animal Science Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof
Muhammad Nawaz said, "The day provides opportunities for spreading awareness
about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention,
treatment and care in high prevalence countries."
Prof Muhammad Nawaz
said according to 2008 figures released by World Health Organization (WHO),
presently 33.4 million people were living with HIV. An estimated 2.7
million were newly infected with the virus and 2 million died of AIDS the same
year, he said.
He said we must ask teachers and students all over the
world to spend "One Hour on AIDS". Pakistan Medical Society Chairman Dr
Masood Akhtar Sheikh said WHO recommended earlier initiation of antiretroviral
therapy for adults and adolescents. He said WHO also recommended availability of
more patient-friendly antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), and prolonged use of ARVs to
reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
For the first
time, WHO recommends that HIV-positive mothers or their infants take ARVs while
breastfeeding to prevent HIV transmission. Dr Masood Sheikh added that
the immune system became weaker as the infection progressed and the infected got
more susceptible to infections.
The most advanced stage of HIV infection
is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10-15 years for an
HIV-infected person to develop AIDS. Antiretroviral drugs can slow down the
process even further.
He said that HIV was transmitted through
unprotected sexual activity, transfusion of contaminated blood, sharing of
contaminated needles and from a mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth and
breastfeeding. Right now, there is no cure or vaccination for HIV. The news
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World Disabled Day function
Lahore: Special Education and Training Centre (SETC) will organize a
function in connection with World Disabled Day here on Wednesday, December 2
(today) at Johar Town. Minister for special education Punjab Malik Muhamad Iqbal
Cahnner will attend the function as chief guest.
Prof Dr Khalida Tareen, Project
Director SETC said that purpose of this event was to create the awareness among
the masses that if we train the disabled persons they could become useful
members of the society. Dr Khalida said that her institution was offering skill
training to more than 170 disabled children in different fields.
have participated and won gold medals in Special Olympics. An exhibition of
products prepared by SETC would also be organized on the occasion, Dr Khalida
Tareen added. F.P. Report
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