Medical student files petition against shortage of faculty, illegal admissions

Ratodero, Sindh: A student of MBBS final year, Asif Ali son of Moula Bux Chandio of Chandka Medical College, Larkana, has filed a constitutional petition in the High Court of Sindh, Circuit Court, Larkana, praying therein that all deficiencies of faculties in terms of staff like professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers at CMC Larkana may be meet.

The petition has been filed against respondents, Vice Chancellor Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), the principals of CMC & Mahar Medical College (Sukkur), Director admissions and Registrar SMBBMU, the deputy commissioner Larkana, the chancellor through his principal secretary, PMDC, province of Sindh through Chief Secretary and federation of Pakistan through federal health secretary.

The petitioner has prayed that after scrutinizing the matter, the court may also declare that the acts of respondents in the wake of not fulfilling deficiencies/appointing faculties staff recommended for colleges, giving extra admissions against allocated seats of SMBBMU and its colleges and opening of colleges without recognition of PMDC are contrary to PMDC rules thus are null, void, illegal and without justification and lawful authority.

The grievance of the petitioner as stated in his CP is that CMC could not cover/rectify its deficiencies in terms of providing quality education and even could not fill the positions of professors, associate professors, assistant professors & other teaching positions required for faculties in basic sciences and clinical sciences as per standard prescribed by PM&DC and thus quality education may not be delivered to CMC students.

He said that another violation of the PMDC rules committed by respondents in the wake of admissions in the batch of petitioner where 250 students were admitted against the 242 seats approved & allocated by PMDC thus the career of 8 students is dark and they are not enlisted in the record of PMDC; consequently they could not get their registration from PMDC and it is not clear that out of 250 students who may be hunted for and in such situation the petitioner also apprehends that his degree may be declared unrecognized due to such extra admissions.

Notices were issued to all the respondents to file their replies on or before next hearing which has been fixed on 15th May, 2014.

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