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PMDC Stops Admissions in Three Medical Colleges

Posted on: 14 May, 2013

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has stopped three private medical colleges from offering admissions over deficient facilities.

Two of them are in Sindh, Al-Tibri Medical College, Karachi, and Muhammad Medical College, Mirpurkhas, and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Mohiuddin Islamic Medical College, Mirpur.

According to an insider, a PMDC inspection team had found the three colleges to be without adequate faculty and hospital during surprise visits last month.
Under the PMDC rules, a medical college is required to have one professor and associate professor each and two assistant professors in each department, own a 150-bed hospital and a 350-bed attached hospital.

However, the three colleges were found short of teaching staff, especially permanent, and without the required hospitals.
The inspection teams report was put up for review and decision during a meeting of the PMDC Executive Committee earlier this month.
After thorough discussion on the report, the participants agreed on immediate halt of admissions at the three medical colleges and asked the administration to communicate the decision to everyone concerned.

Afterwards, the PMDC formally asked the three colleges to rectify deficiencies pointed out by the inspection team before pleading their case for restart of admissions with the PMDC Executive Committee under Section 25 of Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act, 2012, substitution of Section 22 of PMDC Ordinance, 1961.

When contacted, PMDC Administrator Dr. Raja Amjad Mehmood confirmed the development and said that the council would continue cracking down on medical and dental colleges with deficient facilities.

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