KARACHI - KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that doctors , professors, specialists and medical staff associated with the hospitals, dispensaries and maternity homes run by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation will not be allowed to go on long leave in future.
These professionals were in this way secure jobs in other countries and deprive the local doctors as well as medical students of their right.
He expressed these views while chairing the 24th Governing Body meeting of Karachi Medical and Dental College, said a statement issued by the KMC on Saturday.
The administrator said the power to sanction long leave would now be held by Governing Body due to its importance.
KMDC will henceforth run round the clock except for the approved holidays by the Government of Sindh and KMC, he added.
The meeting also gave approval for awarding three year contract to Principal Prof. Doctor Waqar Kazmi on account of his services to the institution and his expertise in the concerned field. Not allowing any increase in the tuition fee in college, Administrator Karachi said poor and middle class students were studying here and this would put adverse effect on their education.
The Administrator Karachi further said KMDC was now counted among the major medical institutions in the country and it had attained this
 status within a short period of 20 years.
The meeting was attended by Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, MNA Muhammad Waseem Khan, former provincial minister Qazi Khalid Advocate, Principal KMDC Prof. Doctor Waqar Kazmi, Director Medical Dr.  Mashood-uz-Zafar Farooq, M.S Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr. Nadeem Rajput, Senior Director Medical Services Imdadullah Siddiqui, Director Administration Nargis Shagufta and other high officials.