LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association and the Parents Action Committee have rejected Rs100,000 rise in fee by private medical and dental colleges and termed it injustice.

Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Tuesday, the office bearers of the two bodies said that private colleges were charging Rs 0.7m fee annually in violation of the PMDC regulations.

Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Talha Sherwani, Dr Ghulam Qasim, Dr Murtaza Bloch, Dr Khawar Khan, Dr Shahid Dreshik, Dr Waqas Gondal, Dr Shehzad, Dr Asim, Dr Shams, Dr Azhar and Dr Amjad addressed the press conference along with Rana Tariq Mehmood, Sajjad Ahmad, Jamshed Ali, Muhammad Iqbal, Prof Haq, Muhammad Munir, M Saleem and Muhammad Nasir. They appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the matter and fix annual fee at Rs 150,000. They said that these medical colleges were neither providing house job nor 50 per cent beds at affiliated hospitals for free treatment. “They are earning Rs 40 million annually,” they alleged.