Lyari medical college in doldrums
Lyari medical college opening in the doldrums
Karachi, May 07: Hopes for the start of the first academic session at
the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College (SBBMC) being established in
Lyari are fading away as nothing on the ground has been done for
several months owing to a lack of interest on the part of the Sindh
government and dilly-dally tactics by some bureaucrats.
college had been orchestrated to be a 'gift for Lyariites' from
President Asif Ali Zardari, the PPP co-chairperson, in recognition of
their great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country
and their decades-long struggle against dictators to propel the
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) into power corridors.
college's establishment was supposed to be completed on a top priority
as the infrastructure required for a medical college was available
within the Lyari General Hospital (LGH). The government had decided to
start academic activities for the time being at the hospital building
and later shift the college to a new structure to be built on the
Since the project was fully supported by
President Zardari, arrangements were made swiftly to accommodate the
first batch of students in the Ayaz Sammo Nursing School, which was
established within the LGH vicinity in 1989 and inaugurated by the then
prime minister Benazir Bhutto. A sum of Rs50 million had been spent on
the rehabilitation of the LGH building to ensure proper education,
training and health facilities for a large number of stakeholders.
There was also a suggestion that once made functional, the hospital,
medical college and nursing institute should be integrated in a manner
that the whole institution takes the shape of a medical complex. The
facilities and services should be upgraded to the extent that the
institution could become a university and be named after Benazir
When the planning and initial phase of construction
was over, applications for enrolment of the first batch were called
with an announcement that the academic session would begin in September
However, the process of equipping the college with
staff and essential facilities came to a grinding halt a few months
back, because a summary for the release of Rs100 million could not get
through the finance department.
Sources in the provincial
government said that two summaries had now been sent to the chief
minister in a last-ditch effort to get the process resumed and ensure
the launch of the medical college as per the original plan. One of the
summaries, which was sent to the CM's House on April 2, pertains to the
hiring of faculty while the other relates to the procurement of medical
equipment, fixtures and furniture, generators, etc.
sources said that some bureaucrats were putting hurdles in the approval
of summaries by raising objections. They feared that if the summaries
were not approved immediately, it would not be possible to start the
session in September or even the next year. They pointed out that a lot
of time was needed to sort out technicalities even after the approval
of the summaries. They said that recruitment of non-academic staff,
including administrative officers, demonstrators and support personnel
would take further time..
Meanwhile, students willing to get
admission in the college were disturbed by the delays hitting the
academic process. Coming from the lower and lower-middle class, they
fear that any disruption causing postponement of the launch of the
college by one year or more would ultimately cost them their precious
The sources claimed that attempts to remove
encroachment from around the hospital building were also facing
hurdles, as some influential figures within the government were
resisting such a drive. They said a senior government official had
called the deputy district officer of revenue (Lyari Town) and warned
him against making any attempt to get the illegal occupants of the
spaces around the building evicted. The occupants, they said, had been
operating their warehouses or workshops on the government land for long
and the authorities concerned wanted to evict them to ensure free
access to the hospital building. The sources said that the officials
concerned had sought provincial government's help in getting about four
acres of the hospital land vacated but the illegal occupants of the
land were not ready to move out. It has also been learnt that the
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Islamabad, has not yet issued a
licence for the medical college, which could further delay the session. Dawn
"pleassssssssssssse start the lyari medical college imediaetely for protection of our precise years"
City, Country: karachi
"MUJHE ADMISSION LENA HAI LIYARI COLLAGE ME KIYA KUCH KARNA PARE GA"
Name: FAIZA SLAIM
City, Country: SUKKER PAKISTAN
"I would like to get admission in the banazir medical college lyari as soon as possible so what should i do in this regard."
Name: MUBARAK ALI
City, Country:Karachi, Pakistan
"mje lyari medical collage m admission lane haikia kia karna parega"
"plzzz give us whole information for getting admission in college....iz thr any branch in hyd from where we can get admission formz? how many seats are there for hyd district?"
"can any one tell me, the location of the college. plez"
Name: zohaib khan
City, Country:karachi, pakistan
"can i take the admission in lyari medical college? plz tell me.im 4m nawabshah.i want the admission."
Name: nida ghaffar
City, Country:nawab shah pakistan
"we are happy open this medical college in liyari karachi."
Name: wahsay baloch
City, Country:nawab shah
"plz give us whole information to getting addmission in lyari medical college."
Name: faiza rasheed
City, Country: karachi pakistan
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