islamabad - The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has ordered re-inspection of Al-Nafees Medical College and Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, for being deficient in medical training facilities to decide about their accreditation with the regulator in future.

PM&DC President Prof Dr Shabir Lahri along with Dr Amir Hussain Bandeshah and Furrukh  Ijaz conducted surprise visits of both the colleges to examine the facilities being provided to the students at par with the PM&DC standards.

Showing displeasure over the deficiencies of Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad the President PM&DC directed that comprehensive inspection shall be done. The president PM&DC on the occasion said that it was astonishing to see that the college had 3rd year batch in progress but still the attached teaching hospital as per PM&DC criteria did not have 500 bedded hospital and was only 375 bedded. “The hospital lacked cardiology department in the hospital, no MRI or CT scan facility was available in the hospital. Operation theaters and recovery room had no proper equipments and had no monitor, suction machines and resuscitation measures which could help to save a patient after any surgery.”

The President along with executive members also surprisingly visited Al-Nafees Medical College, Islamabad. The president said that the college had less deficiencies but bed occupancy rate was low. Only total of 96 patients were admitted in 500 bedded hospital.

He said that the council would make further surprise visits to check the standards of all the colleges, which are already recognised by the PMDC. He said these measures were being taken in order to maintain standard of the medical and dental education in the country. He added that PM&DC will not compromise on the quality and laid down standards of the medical and dental colleges. He said all the college, which are not up to the mark, their institutes may be recommended to stop admissions or closer as per PM&DC Ordinance.