islamabad - The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has stopped Yusra Medical & Dental College, a private sector medical college in Islamabad, from admitting students for the 2016-17 session for being critically deficient in faculty and other facilities.

President PM&DC Prof Dr Shabir Lahri along with Dr Farrukh Eijaz, member Executive Committee, conducted a surprise visit to Yusra Medical & Dental College yesterday and examined the facilities being provided to the students and standards of education.

Showing displeasure over the deficiencies, the president PM&DC directed to stop admissions of the college for the session 2016 -17.

The president PM&DC on the occasion said that many complaints were received regarding the deficiencies in faculty, academic and financial issues of Yusra Medical & Dental College Islamabad. And to address these complaints he decided to personally visit the college to have a look on these issues. He added that the standard of the college was not up to the mark as per minimum criteria of Council and for training of 100 MBBS students.

He apprised that the college administration is divided into three groups which are badly damaging the institution. He added that the college had a rented 150 bedded hospital instead of its own which is a clear violation of PM&DC rules. The hospital even does not have eye, ENT and gynae departments. The bed occupancy rate was very poor.

The president has directed to hold inquiry against Yusra Medical & Dental College regarding their financial, academic and administrative /managerial matters, after that PM&DC will hold a comprehensive inspection of the college to see the rectification of deficiencies.

He said that the council would make surprise inspections to check the standards of all the colleges which are already recognised by the PM&DC and the colleges which are going to be recognised. He said these measures are being taken in order to maintain standard of the medical and dental colleges and standards shall not be compromised under any circumstances.