Zero tolerance policy on irregularities in medical education system: PMC

ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP): Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has adopted a zero tolerance policy on any irregularity in medical and dental education system in the country to ensure a bright future of students.

According to a spokesperson of PMC, the commission is the sole healthcare education regulator of the country that envisions improving standards of healthcare delivery and healthcare education in Pakistan.

He said that the PMC is working tirelessly to ensure compliance with medical and dental rules and regulations.

He added, the Medical and Dental Council upon the recommendations of the disciplinary committee approved the closure of Muhammad College of Medicine Peshawar due to repeated cases of illegal admissions and demanding donations from the students.

In addition to this, the college was caught red-handed by the authority for demanding donations for admissions, he added.

He said that right after the decision and closure of Muhammad College, the PMC devised and implemented the replacement plan to secure the future of students and placed them in other medical colleges.

The college administration through its students filed a writ petition in the Peshawar High court, he added.
The case had multiple hearings in the court during which the PMC also shared the placement plant of Muhammad College of Medicine students before the court.

Based on allegations supported by substantial evidence, the court directed the FIA to immediately recover all original documents, degrees of students, and the fee or funds from the college.

The court also directed the concerned quarter to immediately place the name of the College owner on the Exit Control List, blocking CNIC, passport, and bank accounts.

The college administration later again filed the case in Islamabad high court which was dismissed. The college administration went again and filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

During the hearing in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the court expressed confidence in Pakistan Medical Commission’s operational framework, rules, and regulations.

The Supreme Court refused to interfere in the order passed by the Peshawar High Court.