Govt may remove FCPS completion glitch
Larkana, June 21, 2008: The Sindh government is in the process of removing the
anomaly in completion of the FCPS degree of doctors who had completed their
Part-1, along with salaries and stipends, after meeting all requirements, said
Health Secretary Shafique Ahmed Khosos.
He was speaking at a special
meeting of the Academic Council of Chandka Medical College on visiting the
college and its attached hospitals here on Friday. Principal Prof Sikandar
Shaikh and Dr Inayat Magsi raised the point in the meeting.
was told that a number of doctors finished FCPS Part-I were willing to complete
Part-II requirements in Karachi in different specialties, but earlier policy
framed by former Sindh Health Minister Sardar Ahmed was an obstacle. With this,
a number of doctors from the CMC and Nawabshah Medical College were almost
blocked from moving for completing mandatory requirements for the
He said the mechanism of promotion - a right of government employee
- was faulty and cited the example of a recent Departmental Promotion
Committee's meeting wherein seniority lists were not circulated and incomplete
A cell had been formed to systematically deal with the anomaly, he
said with the hopes that things would improve. He urged proper utilisation of
development funds being doled out by the federal and provincial
He said the Benazir Bhutto Medical University being
established in Larkana and the Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana would be
separate entities and funds would soon be released.
He said seats would
be surrendered to the Sindh Public Service commission to overcome shortage of
staff at the CMC. The situation at Ghulam Muhammed Mahar Medical College, Sukkur
was quite serious in terms of staff, he said and added he would talk to the
principal to address this issue.
The principal pointed to the shortage of
staff and called for holding frequent DPCs and sending seats to the SPSC to fill
He said 100 doctors appeared in post-graduation examinations
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Larkana Centre recently
and their pass percentage was equal to any other centres. He requested the
Secretary to send two Ph.D professors from the Nawabshah Medical College and
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences to the CMC to help it in
meeting the requirements of Higher Education Commission to which the secretary
He said that 200 acres for Benazir Bhutto Medical University
would be acquired on Larkana-Karachi road and it would be completed in 10 years
for which short and long term projects had been prepared. Dawn
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