Islamabad - Pakistan Medical and Dental (PMDC) Executive Committee has decided that all new medical and dental colleges forwarded by the federal government will be recognised in accordance with the rules and regulations.

According to an official of PMDC, almost 15 new applications have been forwarded by the federal government. Many public and private medical dental colleges have requested for enhancement of annual seats which will only be considered after having inspections by PMDC.

These medical dental colleges including Watim Dental College Rawalpindi, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Dental College Multan (Dental College), HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) Taxila, Rai Institute of Medical Sciences Sargodha, North west School of Medicine Peshawar, CMH Kharian Medical College Kharian, Doctors Medical College Sargodha, M.Islam Medical and Dental College Gujranwala, Windsor Medical College Haripur, Loralai Medical College Loralai Balochistan, Turbat Medical College Turbat (Kech) Balochistan, Khuzdar Medical College Khuzdar Balochistan, Rehman College of Dentistry Peshawar, Nowshehra Medical College Nowshehra and Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi.

He said that PMDC will not compromise on over admissions by the medical dental colleges and in future strict disciplinary action will be initiated against the colleges.  He said that the Minister for National Health Services Sara Afzal Tarar was showing full support in uplifting the image of PMDC.

She has ensured her full support to improve the working of PMDC in order to maintain a good relationship of the council with all the international medical and dental organisations. Acting Registrar PMDC Dr Syed Azhar Ali Shah said that the PMDC council members were trying their best to uplift the working and functioning of the PMDC.

He said that more than 17 cases of Medical and dental PhD qualifications were also considered in the meeting but referred to SRC medical because as these programmes were not registered with PMDC, which was mandatory requirement of PMDC ordinance 1962.