KARACHI Nov 04,2021
The Sindh government in consultation with private medical and dental colleges has demanded to reduce the passing mark in medical admissions from 65 to 50 percent.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho in a written communication to Pakistan Medical Commission informed about the objections of the province on the policy of admissions in medical and dental colleges and said that 60,883 candidates failed, only 7797 candidates could pass the admission test.
The provincial health minister further said in the letter that Sindh has objections on the tests being conducted under PMC for medical colleges’ admission and added that the third-party test included questions from the curriculum of the Islamabad Board, while the curriculum of the provinces is different.
The health minister’s letter said that 492 seats were left vacant last year due to the condition of 60% passing marks.
She further wrote that there are 5490 medical seats in the province, most of which are in private medical and dental colleges.
The provincial health minister demanded of PMC authorities to fix 50% passing mark in medical admissions in Sindh.
The Sindh government has also raised objections on the structure of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC).
Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that due to injustice done to medical students in Sindh and Sindh’s concerns were not taken into consideration, we will be able to conduct medical tests ourselves from next year.