LARKANA- The Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP), Islamabad, has conditionally resolved to allow Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (MBBMU) authorities to start Pharm-D Program by admitting 60 students in the morning shift only and granted NOC with the condition of improvement in the faculty & facility of the relevant department.
This was revealed in a letter sent by Dr AQ Javed Iqbal, Secretary, PCP to the Chairman, Pharmacy Department of the university who also visited the university. In this connection, Prof Abdul Rauf Khas kheli told media that it would be the first registered department of upper Sindh where students will soon be admitted. He said research work will also be carried out which will benefit many.
The PCP letter suggested that the Pharmacy Department should take immediate steps to upgrade their faculty in terms of number as well as senior positions according to student teacher ratio provided by PCP. The university should support the department for enhancement of qualification of the faculty within & outside the country by awarding scholarships or financial support. The equipment of laboratories should be updated as per minimum requirement criteria of PCP.
The library needs improvements with reference to number & title of books, Latest reference books and text books should be available according to strength of students. The PCP team will revisit the department within six months to verify the improvements pointed out during the visit.
It must be mentioned here that BibiAseefa Dental College of Larkana& Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College of Sukkur have already been de-recognized by the PMDC due to incomplete faculty and other facilities.