2,000 FCPS degrees issued without examination

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) registrar has said that there is a big difference between an honorary degree and a degree awarded to a respective blue-eyed specialist/professor without examination by the College of Physician and Surgeons.He said that the CPSP, since the last few years, has been awarding FCPS degrees to their blue-eyed specialists from all over the country. “These degree holders had never undergone these FCPS trainings and had never appeared in the pre-requisite examination,” he said. Mostly those doctors are awarded with the FCPS degrees without examination that are running medical units or are in-charge of the hospitals. He said that this act has been done with the objective of enhancing the CPSP’S vote bank (to get votes from their junior fellows) for elections of their executive body.He further revealed that approximately 2,000 fellow degrees without examination had been issued to different doctors of whom the CPSP is not providing details and complete statistics of these FCPS degrees awarded without examination to the PM&DC, despite several reminders written my the PM&DC time-to-time. The registrar added that keeping in mind, all these facts, the PM&DC has decided to collect the result cards of all the FCPS degree holders in order to register them with the PM&DC. This step has been taken to segregate the actual fellows from those who do not have training or examination record.He further apprised that only those FCPS holders would be registered whose training institutes are recognised by the PM&DC and are included in schedule III of the PM&DC ordinance 1962 by the Ministry of National Health Regulation and Coordination.

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