Chandka Medical College faces shortage of staff
LARKANA, July 17: The Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana faces acute
shortage of staff almost in all departments. The issue of 'incomplete faculty'
always drew criticism at meetings of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
(PM&DC), sources in the CMC said here on Monday.
fulfilling requirements of the college, recently four demonstrators from the CMC
Larkana had been transferred to the Ghulam Muhammed Medical College Sukkur
(GMMCS). The college faced shortage of staff, both in terms of the PM&DC's
requirement and the sanctioned strength by Sindh government. Delay in
recruitment by the Sindh government was aggravating the situation, the sources
As per the PM&DC's requirement for a medical college of 201-300
beds was: 53 professors; 67 associate professors; 75 assistant professors; 51
senior registrar; and 141 demonstrators. While positions lying vacant were 39
professors; 48 associate professors; 15 assistant professors; 34 senior
registrars; and 107 demonstrators.
Shortage in terms of the 'sanctioned
strength' was 22 professors; 27 associate; 50 assistant professors; 23 senior
registrars; 34 senior demonstrators; 38 demonstrators, 4 lecturers; and one
health education officer. The strength at present was 14 professors; 19
associate professors; 60 assistant professors; 17 senior registrars; 23 senior
demonstrators; 34 demonstrators; and 2 lecturers.
In terms of sanctioned
strength there were still 35 vacancies in different grades which the Sindh
government had to fill and in the light of the PM&DC's requirement there
were 245 vacancies in the CMC Larkana, said the sources.
Few months back
the college managers sent a letter to the Sindh health minister explaining that
out of seven departments of basic medical sciences five were running without
professors and none of the seven departments had any associate professors on
regular basis. The only professor working in the department of anatomy would
retire by the end of the year and majority of associate and assistant
professors, on both clinical and basic sides, were working on 'adjustment/own
pay and scale' basis.
The college was also facing problem in ministerial
and supportive staff. In non-gazzetted position from grade 1 to 16 there were
347 sanctioned posts with only 210 working with 77 posts lying vacant. On
gazzetted side from 17 to 20 grades, the sanctioned number of posts was 21 but
only 187 were working with the vacancy of 35 posts.
The immediate need to
address this serious issue is recruitment through the Public Service Commission
and regularisation of eligible teaching faculty members and rapid promotions
from 18 to 19 and 19 to 20 grades, the sources concerned with the issue said. If this issue was sidelined or ignored it would again provide an excuse
to the PM&DC for the 'de-recognition' of the college. However the PM&DC
had recognised the CMC Larkana in June this year concluded the sources. Dawn
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