Breaking News- PMDC Introduces Quota System in Medical & Dental Colleges
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has introduced quota system in medical and dental colleges of Pakistan. Now both male and female students will be given equal seats in medical and dental colleges. PMDC took this decision in its 137th meeting. As per newspaper report this system will be implemented from current year. Final approval of this decision will be given in 138th meeting of PMDC which will held on 27th September.
President of PM & DC Prof Dr Masood Hameed will preside over the meeting. He said in his interview with a leading national newspaper that open merit is not being eliminated rather seats will be distributed on equality basis among male and female students. PM & DC took this decision due to increasing number of female students in medical and dental college. Almost 70 percent females get admission in medical colleges every year on merit basis but majority of them about 75% leave their profession after marriage (But what about those male doctors who flew to Middle East & Europe every year).
Its a controversial decision as female students and human right activists are opposing it and taking it as decision based on gender discrimination. Dr Amir Bandesha President Young Doctors Association has claimed that present body of PM & DC has not right to take such decisions as its authority has been challenged in Supreme Court of Pakistan and Supreme Court has given a decision in favor of open merit which PM & DC can not declare null and void. Female students has announced to launch a movement against this decision as they will have to face more competition after this decision. Many Principals of medical colleges have also declared it a unbalanced and unfair decision but male students and senior administration of public hospitals are welcoming it.
We agree with this argument that majority of female doctors can not continue their practice due of our social system but at the same time its a fact that our females are more talented then male students so PMDC should adopt some middle solution to resolve this issue such as an affidavit can be taken both from male and female students that they will serve at least for few years after graduation in public hospitals or seats of male students can be increased.
Is This Gender Discrimination or Equality Between Both Genders?
What is your opinion about this expected decision. It is not clear till now that when this decision will be implemented as different sources are giving different statements and situation will be cleared after the 138th meeting of PM & DC. Is this just or discriminatory? If you any any better solution then share it with others.
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PMDC Introduces 50, 50 % Quota System in Medical Colleges for Boys & Girls