The Pakistan Medical and dental Council has cancelled the registration of 10 medical and dental colleges. The council has stopped them from taking any new admissions for the coming sessions.
These colleges were registered with the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) whereas, Islamabad Highcourt has declared the ordinance under which the PMC was established null and void. Ultimately, cancelling the registrations of these colleges.
Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PAMI) General Secretary Khaqan Waheed Khawaja said on Wednesday that he met with the PMDC president and was assured that the inspection process would be completed within a month.
According to a public notice issued by the council, since all the actions taken and decisions made by the PMC have been declared unlawful, provisional accreditation and registration would also be considered unlawful, especially since there is no provision for such accreditation or registration.
The notice said that 10 colleges have been stopped from admitting new students and students already admitted for the 2019-20 session will be adjusted in colleges that have been accredited and recognised by the PMDC and notified by the federal government.
Following are the names of colleges that are declared unlawful by the PMDC:
- Watim Medical College, Rawalpindi
- Azra Naheed Dental College, Lahore
- Shifa College of Dentistry Shifa Tameer-i-Millat, Islamabad
- The Dental Section of the Rawal Institute of Health Sciences in Islamabad.
- The Fazaia RuthPfau Medical College, Karachi
- Dow Dental College, Karachi
- Mohammad Dental College in Mirpurkhas
- Khairpur Medical College. Sindh.
- In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abbottabad International Medical College and Swat Medical College have been declared unlawful.
However, the council decides to shift all the students studying in these colleges other PMDC recognized colleges.