LAHORE: The health department had been directed by the Chief Minister to fill all the teaching positions at the newly-set up 4 medical colleges in Punjab.
To make the 4 medical colleges naming Gujranwala Medical College, Khwaja Safdar Medical College (Sialkot), Sahiwal Medical College and the Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College fully functional, 5-year contracts are being awarded to teachers to fill the teaching posts. A department spokesperson said on Saturday in a statement.
Directions were issued by the government after the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) suggested an action against the new medical colleges over acute shortage of teaching staff. One of these medical colleges was de-recognized by the PMDC for teaching staff shortage and another was yet to be inspected for registration.
The spokesperson said the teachers’ contract would be extendable and the health secretary had accorded approval to form.
Source: DAWN news