PMDC bans new medical, dental colleges
PMDC bans new medical, dental colleges for two years
Islamabad, June 02: From now on to December 31, 2012, Pakistan Medical and
Dental Council (PMDC) will not allow the opening of new medical and
dental colleges in the country.
After 2010, a decision on
whether or not to continue with the moratorium will be made, it is learned. Referring to the decisions made during a recent PMDC
meeting, sources said the council would entertain no application for
the opening of new medical and dental colleges until December 31, 2012
and would review moratorium only afterward.
According to them,
the PMDC while agreeing to the structuring of house job decided that
the structured house job would be known as foundation year and that the
institutions providing house job would ensure that the candidate
possesses a valid PMDC provisional registration once house job training
slot is awarded.
Also, the institutions and the PMDC will
maintain training record, and the intern will be registered by the
relevant university. Sources said the house job/foundation year would
have four modules and would be divided in two divisions of medicine and
surgery and their allied specialty.
"Also gynaecology and
obstetrics will be given adequate time in the surgery division. All
four modules will have internal examination and there will be an OSCE
examination conducted by the university under whose jurisdiction the
institution training for the house job/foundation year falls," they
said. The council also decided the specialised hospitals having one or
two specialties could be recognised for training of three months module
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City, Country: Lahore,pk
"please someone tell me that pak international medical collage in peshawar is approved by PMDC if no so tell me that after 2012 it will be register with pmdc or not"
"according to the principal of pak international medical college peshawar,they have said us that the college is recognized by PMDC but not included in the list of recognized medical colleges by PMDC.request to PMDC for clearence of this confusion."
Name: muhammad faiq
City, Country: peshawar,pakistan
"please, some body tell meabout the approval of pak international medical college,peshawar,by pm&dc"
Name: Farooque Islam
"I wana ask dat wil islam medical college sialkot b recognized?"
City, Country: Sialkot
"Islam Medical College, SIalkot has been recognized by PMDC.PMDC Recognised 3 New Medical College Peshawar: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has recognised the newly established Rehman Medical College and soon the Ministry of Health would issue the notification. A press release on Friday read the council meeting of PMDC, held on November 8, expressed satisfaction over the standard of the college and approved its recognition. The meeting also recognised two other colleges of Punjab, Islam Medical College, Sialkot, and Rashid Lateef Medical College, Lahore. The Ministry of Health would soon issue notifications in this regard as well. The PMDC team visited Rehman Medical College in October and examined the facilities as well as the standard and faculty of the college. They expressed satisfaction over the facilities made available for the students."
City, Country: Sialkot, Pakistan
"brother sialkot medical college is not recognized by pmdc."
City, Country: faisalabad,pakistan
"i wanna check fee structure about BDS in dis college and plz inform me that degree of this college is valid in foriegn countries or not?"
"Sir which is cheapest private medical college pmdc recognizd?"
Name: Sher afzal
City, Country: Multan, pakistan
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Medical college for Islamabad?
to a press report of May 7, the Prime Minister has approved one more
federal medical college for Islamabad. Eight medical colleges already
exist in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Mostly, students from distant
districts study in these colleges. As usual, the interior continues to
be neglected because the elected representatives of the people do not
demand state-of-the-art facilities for their respective under-developed
areas as they and their families avail these facilities in a few major
cities and concentration of these facilities suit them.
It will go in favour of the PPP government if the aforesaid medical
college is so located as to provide this educational facility to
maximum possible nearby backward districts, irrespective of the
province, without a medical college. So, I propose a suitable site is
Mianwali which is located at the intersection of roads from the
adjacent districts of Chakwal, Khushab, Bhakkar, D.I. Khan and Karak.
The additional significant benefit to the people of these districts
will be upgradation of the local hospital to qualify for a teaching
hospital which will provide state-of-the-art medical facilities as
well. I hope the Prime Minister will be kind enough to consider this
proposal in the wider public interest. F.p report
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Book reading campaign starts at Hamdard University
Islamabad: A two-day book reading campaign kicked off at the
Hamdard University here on Tuesday to raise awareness among students
about valuable contributions made by the dedicated leaders of Pakistan.
part of the campaign, precious books highlighting the efforts of
various leaders have been placed in the university library and students
as well as teachers have been asked to read them.
personalities on which books have been placed in the library include
the names of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Mohammad Iqbal
and Hakim Mohammed Said.
Addressing the students and teachers,
Hamdard University Director General Masood A. Malik said that the
campaign has been launched to promote the reading habit among young
people. "It is an unfortunate fact that today's youth have an immense
lack of interest in reading, which is an integral part of personality
building and ultimately nation-building," he said.
drama festival was organised by the Student Affairs Committee, in which
the Hamdard Institute of Information Technology (HIIT) and Hamdard
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (HIPS) took part and presented
humorous skits and dramas.
The drama titled 'Madness,' presented
by the HIIT students, was declared the best in the contest. It revolved
around a complicated social system, which sometimes turns the easiest
of things into the most difficult job on earth.
The satirical drama was written by the students themselves, while the acting skills were no less than that of professionals.
other dramas and skits presented on the occasion included 'Kaun Banay
Ga Crorepati,' 'Rough' and 'Musharraf Parody' by the students of HIPS
and 'Bay Nishan' by the HIIT.
The panel of judges included
Hamdard University Director General Mushtaq A. Malik, Assistant
Professor (Pharmacy Department) Iftikhar Ahmed and HIIT Director
Brigadier (r) Zahid Malik.
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Annual sports prize distribution held at IIU
Islamabad: An annual prize distribution ceremony was held at the
International Islamic University (IIU), Women's Campus, to honour
students who brought laurels to the academic institution in various
Wafic Mohammad Rehaime, ambassador of the
Republic of Lebanon, while speaking as chief guest on the occasion,
stressed on the significance of sports in the development of an
individual's overall healthy personality. Sports, besides studies, are
essential for students to turn them into confident and dynamic persons,
who could face the onslaught of life's challenges successfully, he said.
ambassador said sports play a vital role in enhancing one's personality
by being a source of exercise and entertainment along with inculcating
goal orientation, sportsman spirit, and moral and ethical values in a
He also announced two special prizes for 'Best
Faculty' and 'Athlete of the Year' that were received by the Faculty of
Usuluddin and Ayesha Rashid of Faculty of Management Sciences
Student Adviser (IIU, Women's Campus) Professor
Quaiserah M Alvi gave a vote of thanks to the honourable guest and said
participation in sports brings on many physical and psychological
benefits, such as boosting one's self-esteem. Studies have shown that
girls who participate in sports activities are more likely to have more
positive feelings of self-worth and self-esteem than those who are not
physically active. Moreover, various studies have shown that children
and youth who participate in regular physical activities have better
academic performances as compared to their less active fellows.
A presentation was also screened on the occasion that highlighted the university's sports achievements. The news
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FDE holds games in sweltering heat
Islamabad: All schools operating under the Federal Directorate
of Education (FDE) have started sports for students on the orders of
Unmindful of the fact that whether the
students would be able to endure the sweltering heat, the FDE plans to
conclude the First Islamabad Games before the summer vacation.
An education official even alleged that the summer vacation, which were
expected to start from the first week of June, have been delayed to
accommodate the games.
Headmaster of a federal government
school told this reporter that many students had fainted due to the
sizzling heat during the last few days.
He said there were
40, 50 and even 60 students in one classroom and excessive loadshedding
in this hot weather added to their woes particularly of the minor
He said games in this sweltering hot weather were so risky especially for the class six to eight students.
Parents have also expressed grave concern over launching of games in
this hot weather. It is so risky for children to even go out of their
homes in this scorching heat, let alone play games, they observed.
It is not understandable as what is the urgency in starting games in
this most inhospitable weather, they questioned. They requested the
directorate to start summer vacation earlier to save their children
from exposing to the risk of heatstroke.
The FDE acting
director general, Shaheen Khan, defended the plan and said the games
would be concluded before summer vacation scheduled to start from June
18. In her view the weather is not so hot now, rather it is pleasant.
She said the idea to hold games was introduced by Prime Minister Syed
Yousuf Raza Gilani on the demand of Pakistan Olympic Association. These
games, she said, had been started in collaboration with Islamabad
Olympic Association. She further said that the prime minister would
inaugurate the games for which a request had been sent.
asked about the time when weather is so hot, she said the plan had been
under process for the last about five months but it matured now and so
being executed. She said that necessary funds had been demanded in this
But it is surprising because the financial year is
about to end and the next budget is just a few days away. That is why
some officials of the education department suspect that the amount
might be budgeted in the 2009-2010 budget and in order to avoid its
being lapsed, the plan is being implemented at this eleventh hour.
According to the plan, sports competitions will be held amongst
students from class 5th to 10th. Different games like football,
volleyball, badminton, tennis, cricket, hockey will be played in
various institutions of the Federal Government Schools and Islamabad
Model Colleges for both boys and girls. Dawn
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SZABIST holds Food Festival
Islamabad: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and
Technology (SZABIST) on Tuesday organised a Food Festival, featuring
traditional cuisine and entertainment, on its Islamabad campus.
Students displayed delicious hawker foods, fast foods, ice cream, cold
beverages and other local foods of different areas. The event attracted
a number of families, students and children. Meanwhile, SZABIST
Business Club organised a Spring Mela on its campus wherein a variety
of stalls were set up. It was followed by a live concert. Daily times
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Court summons VC Gomal Varsity in fake degrees case
Peshawar: Peshawar High Court has summoned Vice Chancellor Gomal
University regarding fake degrees case, to show all the available
records. A three-member election tribunal including Justice Mazhar Alam
Miakhail of Peshawar High Court, has ordered Vice Chancellor of Gomal
University to be present before the tribunal along with the all the
available records regarding the ineligibility case senior minister
Rahim Dad Khan, in upcoming hearing.
Peshawar High Court has issued decrees and notices to the concerned
departments regarding the ineligibility cases of the members of
provincial members, the members include Sayyed Mureed Kazim, Sarfraz
Khan, Rahim Dad Khan and Sayyed Zahir Shah.
The writs have been filed against the four members of the provincial
assembly by their political rivals in elections Ihtisham, Amir Saeed,
Shahid Khan and Riaz Ali Khan and Haroon Bilour. They have adopted the
stance that the elected members had used unfair means and ways during
the elections and went higher, this is the reason the alleged members
must be declared ineligible while the court adjourned the proceeding
till next hearing. Ppi
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