By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to categorize medical and dental colleges in ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories.
It was decided at a meeting of PMDC’s executive committee held last week.
According to PMDC Registrar, Dr Shaista Faisal, the list of category A and B medical and dental colleges will be prepared and announced shortly, and will include both private and public colleges.
She said only those medical colleges which will have at least a 500-bed functional teaching hospital, latest treatment facilities, functional MRI and CT scan registered with Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority, nursing college and registered teaching faculty as per PMDC criteria will be rated under category A.
The rest will be rated as category B medical colleges.
However, dental colleges with 60-bed teaching hospital with all pre-requisites as per PMDC criteria will be rated under category A, while the rest will be rated B.
She added that the committee took this decision after detailed deliberation to further improve the working and enhance standard of medical and dental institutions in the country.