Hyderabad: according to a recent announcement made by the vice chancellor Professor Dr Noshad A Shaikh, a medical college will be exclusively established for men by the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS). The university is planned for 2015 and will be named after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is currently the chairman of Pakistan People’s Party.
This step was taken under the growing concern of the lack of male doctors in the medical profession. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is also thinking of addressing the issue of the division of seats between the male and female students, urging that the seats should e allocated on a 50-50 basis for both the male and female students. The announcement was in line with the admission tests held across Sindh for the medical students.
According to details, about 5,297 candidates from 13 districts Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Matiari, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Tharparkar, Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro and Sujawal appeared in the test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS). Dr Abdul Waheed Memon said that 1,370 male and 1,914 female candidates from seven districts of the interior Sindh took the test held for 250 seats available at the CMC and BADC, which shows the contrast between the male and the female applicants.