KARACHI ( MEDIA REPORT )
Brushing aside the clear instructions of Supreme Court Medical Collages continue to charge exorbitant fees from the students of MBBS.
Whereas, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday prohibited private medical colleges from charging more than Rs642,000 in fees and warned them of a complete shutdown if any discrepancies are found in their accounts.
The medical colleges ask the students to submit the exorbitant fees in accounts rather than college’s accounts, the sources said and added that the colleges have changed their accounts after the SC verdict. The sources said that “Isra University” placed a notification outside its Admin Block directing the MBBS students to submit their fees in the account of “Isra Islamic Foundation” instead of previous account.
The university, in a sheer violating the apex court verdict, is charging Rs 878,850 from the students of MBBS second year.
In a bid to escape from any legal action, the university avoids to give students any printed fee structure. Earlier, the SC fixes uniform fee for admission to all private medical colleges in country. The SC on Saturday prohibited private medical colleges from charging more than Rs, 642,000 in fees and warned them of a complete shutdown if any discrepancies are found in their accounts.“The poor man’s child also wants to become a doctor but can’t due to a lack of resources,” he added during a suo moto hearing on the matter of private medical colleges’ exorbitant fees.
The chief justice further said: “Now we will get to understand the science of medical colleges, and if a fault is found, then we will shut down all the private medical colleges and universities. No medical college will now be allowed to register.”
Chief Justice Nisar also criticised the medical college industry’s admission policy and passing-out criteria, saying: “Private medical colleges do their own marking and pass their students themselves. There should be a uniformed admission policy and one merit. We will not let admissions take place on the basis of donations and money.”