Admissions Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College Karachi BSc Nursing programme


Admissions Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College Karachi BSc Nursing programme

Admission to BSc Nursing Programme

Islamabad, Feb 11: The Senate Standing Committee on Health has directed the Ministry of Health to scrutinise admissions/ deputations given to charge nurses in the BSc Nursing Programme since 2006 at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College (JPMC) Karachi and submit a detailed report to the committee by the end of March.

The meeting, presided over by Senator Abdul Razzak A Thahim, discussed in detail the alleged unjust and discriminatory treatment meted out to some charge nurses in connection with granting admission/deputation for BSc Nursing Programme by the Executive/Deputy Director of the JPMC, Karachi.

The committee directed the Ministry to chalk out a viable strategy in this regard. Regarding representation of Sindh in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the committee observed that Sindh should be given its due representation. Earlier, senior officials of the JPMC informed the committee about the procedure adopted for granting admission to the charge nurses in the BSc Nursing Programme. It was informed that the grant of admission/deputation was meant to facilitate health care centre at the JPMC. Moreover, admission in the programme also helped in the career development and enhancement of qualification.

It was also informed that the executive director/deputy executive director neither used any discretionary powers nor deviated from established rules while granting deputations. Minister for Health Mir Aijaz Hussain Jhakrani and Parliamentary Secretary for Health Miss Mehreen Bhutto in their statements said that all-out efforts would be made to ensure merit in the admission process and an inquiry would be conducted into the complaints of the alleged violation.

The minister said the government fully realised the importance of the health sector and, therefore, a comprehensive health policy was being formulated to priorities the areas that remained neglected during the past. He said the draft policy would be shared with the health committees of the Senate and the National Assembly to seek their input on its various aspects and that all the stakeholders would be taken into confidence before finalising it.

The meeting was attended by senators Razina Alam Khan, Dr Abdul Khaliq Pirzada, Rehana Baloch, Syed Javed Ali Shah, Dr Kauser Firdaus, Abdul Rashid, Prof Sajid Mir, Dr Khalid Mahmood Soomro besides senior officials of the Ministry of Health and the JPMC Karachi and the PMDC.


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