Islamabad: The Executive Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to start disciplinary action against substandard medical and dental colleges and institutions.
The meeting chaired by Prof Masood Hameed, President PMDC, the council executive committee decided to upgrade the standard of medical and dental education to ensure quality health services to general public.
Having assessed these colleges the PMDC committee found gross deficiencies and faculty deficiencies decided to hold colleges from admitting new students until the rectification of their deficiencies till they overcome them and get approval of the Executive Committee after inspections. The list include Al-Razi Medical College Peshawar, Sahiwal Medical College Sahiwal, Muhammad bin Qasim Dental College Karachi, Bhittai Medical and Dental College Mirpur Khas, Hashmat Medical & Dental College Gujarat, Federal Medical College Islamabad, Mohiuddin Islamic Medical College, Mirpur, AJK, Abbottabad International Medical College Abbottabad, Independent Medical College Faisalabad, Women Medical College Abbottabad, Pak Red Crescent Medical College Lahore, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur-AJ&K and AJ&K Medical College, Muzaffarabad-AJ&K.
The Executive Committee has decided to call upon the owners or principles of medical and dental college which don’t have their own teaching hospitals as that is a pre-requisite now. The list includes Wah Medical College Peshawar, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Bahria University Medical College Karachi, Foundation University Medical College, Rawalpindi, Lahore Medical College Lahore, Jinnah Medical College Peshawar, Central Park Medical College Lahore, Continental Medical College, Lahore, Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad, University College of Medicine and Dentistry Lahore, Islamic International Medical College Rawalpindi and Margalla College of Dentistry Rawalpindi.—PR