KARACHI - Unnecessary delay in the announcement of a new uniformed admission policy of medical universities and colleges in Sindh for the academic year of 2009 has exposed the approach of the coalition government towards education and health sectors of the province. The provincial government is deliberately causing impediment in declaring the admission policy to promote private medical colleges and universities in the country, as nearly 80 per cent admission campaigns in private institutions have been completed. These views were expressed by the students and their parents, anxiously waiting for the said admission policy, while talking to The Nation on Thursday. This was happened for the first time in the province that October has been started but students are still waiting for their admissions in medical institutions, said Muhammad Ghauri, father of a daughter. He said, My daughter has got tired, while waiting for the admission policy. The policy should have been announced before the time of admission, but the authorities concerned had not done to gain their vested interests. Politicians are playing with the future of students on account of political domestic issues. Tooba Akhtar, a student of DHA Degree College for Women, expressed serious concern over the issue and said that she and her fellows were eagerly waiting for commencement of admissions at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) that gave student admissions to MBBS and BDS course at Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College and Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences. Tooba, who gained 83 per cent marks in the intermediate examination, said that after being frustrated from significant impediment in admission procedures, many students have got admissions in a renowned private medical university of the country. It is pertinent to mention here that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had decided few months ago to review and devise a new admission policy of medical universities and colleges in Sindh. The decision was causing significant delay in the admission procedures for medical institutions as the policy has yet to be announced. On the other hand, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Karachi Chapter, has shown serious concern over the unnecessary delay from Sindh government in devising a new uniformed admission policy, and demanded the government that the admission should be given on open merit across the province and admission test should be commenced once in the province. Central leader of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) Prof Ather Hussain Mirza has shown grave apprehensions over the needless delay in devising a new uniformed admission policy, and said that Sindh government showed criminal negligence towards the issue. He said that the government policies had been exposed through its policies to promote private institutions in the province by not starting admission procedures in public institutions. Significant impediment in the announcement of policy has given huge financial advantage not only to the private medical institutions but also to the coaching centres. He said that the coalition government had completely failed to announce admission policy due to domestic political disputes. The governments negligence had caused severe pain and stress for students and their parents.