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PMA demands new VC for Dow

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Karachi: Executive Committee Pakistan Medical Association Karachi is extremely concerned about the existing situation at DOW University of Health Sciences after the suspension of Vice Chancellor, as per order of the High Court of Sindh.

The Executive Committee meeting on 28th June 2014 at PMA House Karachi passed a resolution unanimously and demanded for immediate appointment of Vice-Chancellor to deal with the affairs of  university, after suspension of the previous Vice Chancellor. The Executive Committee demanded that the Vice Chancellor should only be appointed purely on merit, who can manage the university without fear and pressure.

It will be only possible when the government selects a Vice Chancellor strictly on merit without political interference. The committee also demanded that the new Vice Chancellor should be appointed as a full time Vice Chancellor, who should not get involved in Private Practice of any kind. The university should pay him enough salary to keep him away from private practice and other activities. It is also suggested that the new Vice Chancellor should allow professors and faculty members to organize their staff union and advise the Vice Chancellor to improve academic environment at DUHS. The Executive Committee also suggested to revise the career structure of faculty members and all the departmental heads should work on full time basis.

The Executive Committee also showed its concern about the lack of faculty in different departments and it is alarming to see that DMC and DIMC are not fulfilling the criteria of PMDC.  The Executive Committee also demanded that the DUHS should transfer, all the asset and funding of Sindh Medical College to the newly formed Medical University at Jinnah hospital and Sindh Medical College

July 1, 2014

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