OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Welcoming the Punjab governments decision regarding setting up new medical colleges in the province, Pakistan Medical Association has urged the Chief Minister to start MBBS classes at the PGMI Medical College from the current session 2011-12. Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Monday, PMA office bearers said that PMDC had already approved the college and there was no hurdle in starting classes from the current session. Required infrastructure is available at PGMI and no additional funding is required to start the classes at the existing institute, they said, adding, there was trained faculty and laboratories at PGMI and it fulfilled the requirement of PMDC for establishment of a medical college. They said that this would help overcome the shortage of doctors in the country and 100 more students would be able to get admission on merit. PMA further demanded that 400 Senior Registrars and 300 District Specialists be regularized on top priority basis to overcome shortage of consultants at teaching and DHQ hospitals.