PMA calls for separate medical colleges for boys


President Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi Dr Idrees Adhi on Wednesday stressed the need for establishing separate medical colleges for boys in the country.
He expressed these views while addressing a hurriedly called press conference at the PMA House.
Dr Idrees said there were 130 dental and medical colleges all over the country at the moment, out of which six medical colleges were especially allocated for female students.
“The rest of the 124 medical colleges are imparting education to the students getting admissions on open merit according to a decision taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1991,” he added.
He said that almost 75 per cent of the female students were getting admissions in medical colleges of both the public and private sector. This had resulted in an acute shortage and dearth of male doctors in the country, he maintained.
Dr Idrees Adhi said that among various other reasons, most of the female doctors, after graduation, did not practice due to their families and other commitments.
“Because of law and order situation female doctors do not go to serve in rural areas as well,” he said.
He was of the view that this situation had created a big vacuum as far as the provision of health services in this country was concerned.
He also made it clear that the PMA was not against education of the women in Pakistan but there must be kept a balance in the larger interest of the country and nation.
General Secretary PMA Karachi Dr Qazi Wasiq, Treasurer PMA Centre Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad and Secretary General PMA Centre Dr Mirza Ali Azha were also present on the occasion.