SUKKUR: Eighty-five members of the faculty and non-teaching staff members of Khairpur Medical College have submitted their resignations to the Action Committee, ending the year-long struggle to get the College accredited with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
The Action Committee said that the future of 500 students enrolled in the college four years ago is uncertain due to criminal negligence and callousness of the Sindh government. They said the issue was repeatedly raised with the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, and the Health Minister who despite pledges did nothing for acquiring accreditation from the PMDC. They said the medical students who have completed four years of medical studies have practically no future, as their qualification would be worthless without the PMDC recognition. The staffers demanded regularization of services.
The staffers said to the press that the Sindh government’s callous attitude and lack of support from the legislators of Khairpur compelled them to take the harsh decision to resign. They announced that they would not attend the hospital and hold classes from July 29th.