Concern on falling standard of medical education

KARACHI: last year more than 800 Indian doctors, while only 127 Pakistani doctors got jobs in America. This was due to poor level of medical study system in Pakistan, said President National Health Forum Dr Nasim Aziz Shekhani in a press conference on Tuesday.

He said Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education America had shown concern over the quality level of Pakistani medical colleges in a recent report.

“No medical college in the country is working according to the required standard of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Many medical colleges do not have even full teaching faculty and some approved medical colleges even do not have any associated hospital,” he said.

Shekhani said the shortage of competent doctors in the country was increasing day by the day due to socio-political situation in the country. The field was facing brain drain due to targeted killings of doctors during previous years.

He demanded that teaching faculty in medical colleges and universities should be hired on merit and not on nepotism.

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