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Azra directs private medical colleges to follow merit list

MN Report 02:15 PM, 4 Feb, 2022
Azra directs private medical colleges to follow merit list

KARACHI: Dr Azra Pechuho, Minister for Health and Population Welfare Sindh, met with Dr Shahid Rasool, Executive Director Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and Acting Vice-Chancellor, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).

It was disclosed in the meeting that a few private medical universities violate the rules set by the provincial cabinet. 

The private universities that are not adhering to the policies set by Sindh will be under investigation, Dr Azra Pechuho said. It was informed in the meeting that the conditions set for admission based on domicile are also being ignored, and the institutions that are enabling this will also be investigated.  

She said private institutions had been mandated to set the priority to admitting students applying from Sindh. These private medical colleges have a maximum quota of 5 per cent of students from each province, and the majority of the students must be from Sindh. 

Azra Pechuho said students from Sindh with 50 per cent and above marks in their PMC must be given admission to private medical institutions.  

Sindh Minister for Health also warned that the merit list by admitting university JSMU must be followed at all costs.  

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