Islamabad:The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has warned Peshawar’s unrecognised Al-Razi Medical College against misleading people about its recognition status.
In an advertisement, which appeared in the national press on July 14, the college claimed to be a recognised educational institution while referring to a Health Ministry notification issued shortly before the ministry’s de-centralisation.
The June 25 notification, which was withdrawn only five days after issuance reportedly at the protest of PMDC, was about recognition of Al-Razi Medical College for admission of 100 students for MBBS course.
Ironically, the ministry didn’t bother seeking the mandatory nod of PMDC, only which is authorised in the country to recognise medical and dental educational institutions, before the move. The college is reported to have no building of its own or an attached hospital as required under the rules for recognition.
Talking to this scribe Thursday, PMDC Legal Officer Sara Rubab said Al-Razi Medical College was not recognised under PMDC Ordinance-1962.
“We have strictly warned the college administration not to mislead public on the college status and stop advertising admissions. Any violation of the warning can lead to penal action against it under the Supreme Court orders,” she said.
Sara said the Health Ministry’s notification (No. F 3-35/2010 MER dated 25/06/2011) about recognition of Al- Razi Medical College was held in abeyance by the federal government on June 30 through a notification (No F 3-35/2010 MER dated 30/06/2011).
The PMDC legal officer advised people to refrain from taking admission in the college in their own interest.The news.