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, Al-Razi 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The June 25 notification, which was withdrawn only five days after issuance reportedly at the protest of PMDC, was about recognition of Al-Razi Medical College for admission of 100 students for MBBS degree.
However, the ministry didn’t bother seeking the mandatory yes 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 about this on Thursday, PMDC Legal Officer Sara Rubab told that Al-Razi Medical College was not recognised under PMDC Ordinance-1962.