Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and Sindh government have warned Dow Dental College (DDC) and Dr. Ishartul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS) to stop taking new students or advertise for new admissions.
The council has recently declared that both of the colleges are not registered with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and they cannot enroll new students until they file applications.
A significant number of students are enrolled in Dow Dental College and Dr. Ishartul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences but their legal status is now uncertain.
Millions of rupees have been paid to the institutes and a significant number of doctors have already graduated from there. However, the doctors are unable to start their careers as the institutes are not registered with the regulatory body.
The enrolled students and graduates of the colleges requested to President Dr. Arif Alvi to resolve the issue as soon as possible as their futures are at stake.
They also urged Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar to take Suo Motu notice and penalize those responsible for the situation.
In response to their request, the regulatory body held a meeting on September 7 and decided to ask DDC to file a fresh application seeking registration.
Moreover, it was also announced by the Sindh Health Department that admissions in medical and dental colleges across the Sindh will be held through a centralized admission system.
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