PMDC asked to stop registering colleges

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A number of students from Khyber Medical College Peshawar have asked the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to stop registering private medical colleges that lack basic requirements like faculty, hospitals, laboratories and equipment.

Speaking at news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, president of students wing of Young Doctors Association and Nazim of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) KMC, Peshawar, Najeebullah said some retired doctors had started the business of private medical colleges without meeting the basic requirements and acquired registration for their colleges in collusion with some elements in the PMDC.

He was flanked by dozens of medical students from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. Najeebullah said the wards of wealthy and resourceful parents got admission in private colleges at heavy fees without qualifying the entry tests. “As most of the private medical colleges do not have own hospitals and laboratories, they get house jobs and specialisation training in government teaching hospitals,” he said.

Source: The News.