PMDC stops 17 medical colleges from opening admissions

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According to a news story published by a local English daily, the Pakistan Medical and Dental college Council (PMDC) has barred 17 medical colleges from differet areas of Pakistan from opening their admissions to students for the 2016-17 session.

The reason behind this ban is that these 17 universities have not been able to maintain their standards, have faulty facilities and lack qualified faculty members. Alongside this, PMDC has also asked to close down four colleges for violating its rules and regulations constantly.

This decision has created panic amongst students and college administrations alike, as the admission season is just round the corner and this ban will stop hundreds of students from pursuing medical degrees in the upcoming sessions.

Out of the 17 colleges banned, eight of them are from Punjab alone. PMDC has advised parents and students to confirm the status of the college they choose, before applying for its admission. The 17 colleges that have been stopped from holding admissions are as follows:

Sahiwal Medical College

  • Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College
  • Abbottabad International Medical College
  • Abbottabad Women Medical College
  • Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical College, Lahore
  • Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore
  • Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore
  • Hashmat Medical and Dental College, Gujrat
  • Al-Razi Medical College, Peshawar
  • Mohammad Bin Qasim Dental and Medical College, Karachi
  • Federal Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Pak International Medical College, Peshawar
  • Indus Medical College, Tando Mohammad Khan (Sindh)
  • Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Department of Dentistry, Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan
  • The names of these colleges have been listed in a letter which was sent to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on June 25.
  • Alongside this, the medical colleges that have been recommended for closure are:
  • Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Hashmat Medical and Dental College, Gujrat
  • Al-Razi Medical College, Peshawar
  • Sahiwal Medical College

According to PMDC, the Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College and the Department of Dentistry, Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan, were operating without being registered, which is a clear violation of council’s policies.

Article Source: Dawnnews

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