New medical colleges recognition objected
PMDC objects to 25 new medical colleges
Lahore, July 28: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has rejected
recommendations of the Federal Health Ministry to recognise 25 newly-established
private and public medical colleges across the country on the pretext that the
recognition of such a high number of medical colleges is against the council's
Among these medical colleges also includes Shaheed Mohtarma
Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Karachi, facing PMDC's objections.
PMDC is concerned about the new colleges whose documents have been sent by the
Health Ministry to the council for recognition under the PMDC Ordinance, 1962,"
PMDC Registrar Dr Ahmad Nadeem Akbar said.
"The council wants to
limit the establishment of colleges and that is why a two-year moratorium has
been enforced from December 31, 2010 on new colleges." p
applications were sent by provincial and Azad Jammu and Kashmir governments to
the Health Ministry to be forwarded to PMDC authorities for recognition. "After
examining the applications, the PMDC rejected recommendations on the grounds
that the recognition of such a large number of colleges was not the policy of
the council," Dr Akbar said.
He said the PMDC management, in a letter
issued on July 20, 2010, to the Health Ministry, had expressed its concern over
its recommendations to recognise 25 private medical colleges in one go.
These new medical colleges include Mohammad Bin Qasim Medical and Dental
College, Karachi; Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Karachi;
Pakistan Medical College, Karachi; Rajputana Medical College, Hyderabad;
Jehangeer Medical College, Tando Allah Yar; Dental Section, Bahria University
Medical and Dental College, Karachi; Bhitai Dental and Medical College Hospital,
Mirpurkhas; Dental Section, Women's Medical College, Peshawar; Islam Medical
College, Narowal; Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore; Pakistan Red Crescent
Medical and Dental College, Lahore; Core Medical College, Islamabad; Federal
Medical and Dental College, Islamabad; Amna Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura;
Rehman Medical College, Peshawar; Al Razi Medical College, Peshawar; Medical
College, Loralai; Medical College, Khuzdar; AJ&K Medical College,
Muzaffarabad; City Medical College, Lahore; Gul Naseem Medical, Hyderabad; East
and West Medical College, Haripur; and Dental Section, Islamabad Medical &
Dental College, Islamabad.
Of these, eight colleges were recommended by
the Sindh government, six by the Punjab, five by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two
Balochistan, one by Azad Jammu and Kashmir and three by the federal capital,
The registrar said several new medical colleges had sprung up
across the country. These medical colleges have not been inspected by the PMDC
for recognition, as most of them do not fulfill the basic criteria. Dawn
"SMBB COLLEGE IN KARACHI ZAROR OPENED HONA CHAI HY. KARACHI MAN 3 TO MEDICAL COLLEGE HAN GOVERNMENT K .PLZ I REQUEST TO U PMDC SA ISAY MANZOR KR DAN PLZ.I WANT TO GET ADMISON IN THIS COLLEGE"
City, Country: KARACHI,PAKISTAN
"In my opinion PMDC should not recognize these colleges as this will more decline the medical health situation which is already so worsed . In a recent example, several hundred of doctors applied against 63 available seats in Holy Family Rwp. As the study shows that unemployment rate among the doctors in punjab are increasing rapidly. So it is not a wise step to go for the establishment of new medical colleges if our present structure is not able to absorb the unemployed doctors. As I know it was strongly recommended to reduce the medical seats in all colleges to overcome this situation which was never implemented rather more and more colleges were established in public/private sector which have worsen the situation. It is well apparent that these days new medical colleges are growing like mushrooms overnight in all areas of punjab, for example see the office site of UHS there are now 15 public and 25 private medical colleges in punjab only. So placement of this huge figure of doctors will become really a headache. So i suggest to restrict these colleges and to follow the PMDC recommendations. To me a in-depth and proper planning is required specially from the govt. of punjab, as what we sow today will reap tomorrow and plan before this situation becomes out of hands. Thanks"
Name: tariq nazir
City, Country: Islamabad
"PMDC HAS ALREADY LOST ITS CREDIBILITY AFTER THE BOGUS DEGREES SCANDAL AND FAKE DOCTORS SCANDAL. INFACT EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT PMDC COUNCIL IS AN ANGOOTHA CHAP ENTITY THAT TOTALLY FUNCTIONS AT THE WHIMS OF THE FAMOUS TRIO OF THUGS. INFACT PMDC OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ELECTED BY 150000 STRONG DOCTORS COMMUNITY LIKE THE PRESTIGIOUS CPSP PRESIDENT.THE INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT AND NOTORIOUS PEOPLE REGULATE THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OF MEDICAL EDUCATION LIKE THEIR OWN EMPIRE.TIME FOR CHANGE. NOW OR NEVER.
Name: zaka khalid
City, Country:lalamusa, pakistan
"pmdc should recognize alrazi mdcl collg b.cux there are allot of stdnts of medicl nd it is our right to study hea n pakistan instead of going abroad.. it is a humble request n favour of al razi mdcl collg
City, Country: peshawar
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Students need PMDC nod to study in China, CARs
Islamabad: Any Pakistani student
desiring to pursue postgraduate medical or dental education from an institution
in China or the Central Asian Republics (CARs) will now have to approach the
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for the issuance of a no-objection
certificate in this regard.
PMDC Registrar Dr
Ahmad Nadeem Akbar said intending students would have to provide detailed
documentary information regarding the qualification and the course, as well as
the institution he or she intended to join abroad.
He said that as per
rules, a student was eligible to pursue medical or dental education if he or she
had obtained at least 60 percent marks in the Intermediate (pre-medical)
Dr Nadeem said the NOC would only be given to students who
studied at medical institutions included in the World Health Organisation (WHO)
directory of medical schools.
The PMDC official said if an intending
student fulfilled the council's criteria and if the course and the standard of
institutions aboard were acceptable to the PMDC, the candidate would be issued
an NOC for applying for admission abroad in that particular
Earlier in the day, the government of Kyrgyzstan formally
asked all Pakistani students who were studying in various institutions of the
country to return to their institutions and resume their studies. During the
Kyrgyz crisis last month, 247 Pakistani students returned to Pakistan to escape
According to official sources, the government of
Kyrgyzstan has decided to reschedule the examinations of the students to
Kyrgyz Ambassador Nuran S Niyazaliev presented a
memorandum letter in this regard to the PMDC registrar, claiming that the
situation in the Kyrgyz Republic was now stable. The letter said the government
of Pakistan had been informed about the situation and Kyrgyzstan had adopted a
new democratic constitution and elected Roza Otunbayeva as its president on June
27, so the law and order situation was satisfactory.
PMDC Registrar Dr
Nadeem confirmed receiving the memorandum letter from the ambassador of
Kyrgyzstan, who himself visited the council to invite Pakistani students to
return to the republic to continue studies.
Nadeem said the letter would
be submitted to the PMDC executive committee, which would make a decision on the
matter by July 31. Committee members include PMDC President Dr Syed Sibtul
Hasnain, Vice President Dr Asim Hussain, Dr Masood Hameed Khan, Dr Rafique A
Memon, Dr Laiq Hussain, Dr Inayatur Rehman Khalil, Dr Manzoor Hussain, Dr Rashid
Jooma and Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan.
The formal announcement has lifted the
shroud of uncertainty over the fate of the students enrolled in Kyrgyzstan, who
had expressed their reservations over an entry test being planned for them to
get admission in the country's medical colleges. Each year, 3,350 students get
admission in various government medical colleges across the country, while 525
are admitted to government dental colleges.
It is expected that due to
limited seats in government medical colleges, the concerned authorities are
likely to request the parents of the returning students to send them back
abroad, so that maximum opportunity is provided to students appearing for this
year's entry tests. Daily times
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Law students protest against aggregate system
Lahore: Students of various law colleges staged a protest demonstration
from the Punjab University Examination Centre to Bhaikewal Mor on Tuesday
against the aggregate system and restoration of the carry-on system.
protesters, carrying placards, also staged a sit in at Bhaikewal Mor.
Law College student Haq Nawaz said the aggregate system was affecting their
future. He said the law students would be compelled to spread their protest
campaign across the province if their demands were not met. He said they would
again protest if their demands were not met by Aug 15.
PU Law College's
assistant professor Samee Uzair assured the protesters that the college would
take up the matter to allow the students who would fail in more than two
subjects in the annual examination to appear in all subjects in the
Mr Uzair said that the university itself could not
change the aggregate system that required aggregate 45 per cent marks to qualify
the law examination because it was the requirement of the Pakistan Bar
Roll No Slips: The Punjab University has sent roll number slips
of candidates of MSc Physics, Part-I, annual examination for 2010, Paper-III
(Quantum Mechanics), to their respective colleges.
The paper will be
re-conducted on Aug 2 from 9am to 12 noon. Any candidate, who does not want to
take the paper again, his/her paper attempted on June 30 shall be considered as
Moreover, if any candidate does not find the roll number slip in
time, he/she should contact the PU examinations department.
examination centres of some candidates have also been changed and necessary
entries made on their respective roll number slips. Candidates can check details
of their roll numbers and centres at PU's website www.pu.edu.pk.
Results: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, has announced
that the matriculation results will be declared on Aug 4 and FA/FSc on Sept
The class-IX and FA/FSc Part-I results will be declared on Aug 25 and
Oct 4, respectively.
It is learnt that the Punjab University is planning to
declare BA/BSc results somewhere around Aug 15 to 18. Dawn
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Fake degree maker held
Lahore: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Iqbal Town Division has arrested a
fake degree maker from Sagyan Bridge on Tuesday. Dozens of fake degrees,
(printing) screens and stamps were also recovered from his possession.
accused was later identified as Raiz Ahmad, son of Mohammad Saddiqe Araen, a
resident of Sharaqpur village adjacent to Factory Area. CIA investigator Abdul
Shakoor said that the criminal Raiz Ahmad, ex-employee of Lahore Board of
Intermediate, was fired from his job about five years back due to various
reasons. During this span of time, he said, the accused was involved in numerous
fake degree cases. He said that after having number of such evidences, the CIA
carried out a successful raid and apprehended the accused when he was coming to
Lahore on his car Suzuki Cultus (LED-8688) to deliver the degrees to his
different 'customers'. The police have registered an FIR against the accused.
Further investigations are underway. The nation
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Tevta trains 2,164 teachers
Lahore: Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (Tevta)
has trained 2,164 male and female teachers during financial year 2009-10 through
various teachers training programmes. Addressing a certificate distribution
ceremony for teachers of DAE Mechanical and Architecture technologies, Chairman
Tevta Saeed Ahmad Alvi added Tevta's aim to organise such training programmes
was to enhance professional expertise of teachers. The moot was held at
Government College of Technology Railway Road on Tuesday.
said that latest training techniques would upgrade their teaching skills and it
would be reflected in the skills of the trainees. The chairman said the training
of teachers of GCT Railway Road was a part of five years Tevta-JICA project. He
said a Rs 580 million grant in aid by JICA would be utilised for procurement of
equipment/machinery, construction of building and setting up of CAD/CAM room of
teacher training. The news
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CPSP launches trauma course
Lahore: College of Physicians Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) President Prof
Zafarullah Chaudhry says a trauma course of international level has been started
in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons. Pakistan stands first to
attain this landmark among South Asian countries.
At a press conference
at CPSP regional office on Tuesday, Prof Zafarullah said a considerable
reduction was recorded in casualties and disabilities due to the introduction of
the course in America and other developed countries. He said trauma training had
been declared mandatory before employment in the developed countries.
Prof Christopher, Prof John Cartback, William Chapplo, Prof Muhammad
Jamil and Subhash Gotham of American College of Surgeons imparted training to 15
experts at the CPSP headquarters in Karachi and now these experts are providing
training to local doctors. He said another advance trauma level programme had
been started by Prof Mahmood Ayyaz.
He said the King Fahad Medical City
Hospital, Saudi Arabia, and the CPSP had made an agreement, according to which
30 Pakistani doctors would get training in accordance with the CPSP syllabus
The CPSP provides training to more than 13,000 post-graduate
doctors in 139 institutions in the country. The CPSP president said the college
had established its three new centres in the country and new centres were being
established in Kuwait and the UAE too. Dawn
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