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PMDC recommends recognition of 21 institutions

ISLAMABAD, Aug 5: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has completed inspection of 40 provisionally recognised medical and dental colleges. PMDC Secretary Dr Ahmad Nadeem Akbar told reporters on Saturday that 33 provisionally recognised institutions were considered for their full recognition during the PMDC's 108th session last month.

He said 12 of them were found not meeting the criteria, so they were not recommended to the federal government for recognition. He said these institutions were asked to remove deficiencies.

Akbar said 21 medical and dental colleges were found meeting criteria, so they were recommended to the federal government for recognition. He said the PMDC was pressing hard for all institutions to improve their standards to save the future of students. He said some people were maligning the PMDC for personal gains. The Supreme Court (SC) on December 15, 2006, ordered that all those medical and dental institutions, which had been provisionally recognised and whose students had been registered with the council, were lacking the legal support and that their recognition status urgently needed to be brought in conformity with the law, he said.

The court had ordered 40 provisionally recognised institutions to remove deficiencies by June15 and then the PMDC, if felt necessary, had to inspect them before recommending their recognition to the federal government under the PMDC Ordinance, 1962, he said.

The SC had also ordered that the federal government declare the status of these institutions by August 14 and students of unrecognised institutions be adjusted in recognised institutions, he said.

He said experienced people had inspected the institutions and that the PMDC Ordinance 1962 had granted the council professional autonomy to set minimum standards of medical education and inspect medical and dental institutions.

He said the federal government made the final decisions having considered the PMDC recommendations. He said the PMDC and the Health Ministry could not grant or deny recognition to any institution alone. In the past, he said the PMDC recognised many private and government institutions without proper legal cover. The grant of provisional recognition by the PMDC for up to one year was a violation of the law, he said.

He said some influential officials of the PMDC were responsible for the wrongdoings in the past and putting future of thousand of students at risk. Daily times

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"hello. what about student when you have closed the jinnah medical college peshawer ,,,,please addjust the student in recognised college ....please save our future."
Name: adnan
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan

"recognized colleges must crystallize there admission policy . I thnk PMDC must made a setup for a combine testing and admission."
Name: yawar
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan
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