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
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.
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
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
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
"hello. what about student when you have closed the jinnah medical college peshawer ,,,,please addjust the student in recognised college ....please save our future."
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan
"recognized colleges must crystallize there admission policy . I thnk PMDC must made a setup for a combine testing and admission."
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan