Lahore:provincial admission Board for medical and dental colleges has recommended punitive measures against private medical and dental colleges that are not passing the fee upgraded candidates in their respective colleges in a continuous violation of rules and regulations.
The meeting was held at the University of health Sciences (CDF) on Friday under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Javed Akram. At the meeting it was decided to adopt at the meeting of the UHS sales Syndicate question.
On the occasion, Prof Javed Akram said that the admitted students were transferred to other schools, according to their merits. There is no College can legally deny student fees for such upgrades, he added.
The selection Committee recommended that this issue can also be addressed with the Pakistan medical and dental Council (PMDC). Committee members reported that complaints were received from students that in some private medical colleges raising fees during a session against the law. In this VC said that the complaint of the students was heard to order of Lahore High court. This issue will be discussed at the reception meeting of the Board of PMDC on July 13.
Dr. Allah rakha, head of the group receiving the UHS sales, told the Committee that the recognition was first arrested this year in connection with judicial proceedings, and later because Covid-19. And now, he added, because three months have already expired, some colleges do not refund fees for students who have their tolerances revoked.
On this, Professor Javed Akram said that people are faced with an emergency situation due to the coronavirus. Colleges should not ignore this and students should get their fees refunded.
It was decided at the meeting that the Lahore High court had cancelled admission list issued on January 29, the College shall immediately refund the fees of students on the list who decided not to continue their education. In addition, the fees students who cancel their acceptance in writing shall also be reimbursed given the difficulties faced due to the coronavirus.
Allama Iqbal medical College, Lahore, principal Prof Arif Tajmal, UHS sales Secretary Dr Asad Zaheer and the Punjab health Department’s representative attended the meeting as a private Association of medical institutions (pami) President Dr Javed Asghar and PMDC member Prof Olga Halik also took part in it via video.
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