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26 December, 2020 Views 717

Sindh Government To Set Up Their Own Medical Commission

The Sindh government has decided to set up their own medical commission for the commencement of the medical and dental college admission test. After the abolishment of the Pakistan Medical and dental council, the Pakistan medical commission had conducted the MDCAT 2020. Many objections were raised by the students over the legality of the medical entry test. Earlier the Sindh education minister, health minister, and information minister had also refused to accept the MDCAT result 2020. The key ministers demanded to hold the entrance test at the provincial level. For this, now the Sindh cabinet will establish the Sindh medical council (SMC). 

Sindh Medical Commission

SMC will function in a similar way as the Pakistan medical commission and will hold the power to regulate the affairs of private medical and dental colleges related to admission and fee across the province. According to the officials of the health department, the Sindh medical commission was founded in September but due to some concerns the commission was not allowed to take the admission test. The National assembly had passed the bill to constitute the PMC before the regulation of SMC. MDCAT was held on 29th November and the students had considered it unfair because few questions were out of the syllabus. From Sindh out of 25,252 candidates, only 8,287 passed the medical entry test. 

Admissions To Medical Colleges

As per the decision of the Sindh cabinet, only the Sindh students will be allowed to take admission in the medical and dental colleges located in the province or 95% of seats will be reserved for the provincial students. Moreover, the fee structure of the private medical colleges was to be finalized by the Sindh government. The private colleges would not be able to charge an extra fee from the students. The cabinet is determined to implement this proposal soon to facilitate the students of the province. According to the authorities, it is essential to establish the council otherwise the students will be at disadvantage.