Students of other provinces deprived of admission in paramedics trainings at JPMC

KARACHI: Sindh Medical Faculty (SMF) and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) have imposed unannounced ban on admission of students belonging to other three provinces in paramedical training courses in healthcare since last one year, it was learnt on Thursday.

An employee at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center said SMF and JPMC had imposed unofficial ban on admission of students belonging to Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Baluchistan in paramedical training courses despite the fact that the status of institution could not be decided yet as matter in still in the court.

He informed that SMF had not given single admission to students having domicile of other province last year. He said even the children and relatives of employees working in the institution since last 20 to 25 years remained deprived of admission on open merit.

JPMC is considered a national institution, where over 2000 employees belonging to different parts of Pakistan are doing their jobs since its inception. But SMF is reluctant to give admission to students of other provinces since last one year and creating problems.

JPMC offers admission in various disciplines of paramedical training courses including operation theatre, laboratory technician, blood bank technician, dental surgery, X-ray technician and dispensers training every year on open merit basis. But SMF and JPMC administration had imposed unannounced ban on admission on students belonging to other provinces and only considering the Sindh domicile.

The uncertainty was prevalent in employees of institution and their children who belong to Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan about the policy of administration.

JPMC’s Deputy Director Admin & Focal Person Dr Jawaid Akhter Jamali said: “The hospital administration is following the policy of provincial health department in admission and there is no hindrance from JPMC management in this regard.”

SMF’s Secretary Dr Nadeem Sheikh said: “There is no ban on admission of students who belong to other province and admission will be given on merit basis in paramedical training course in JPMC.”

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