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UHS bars medical colleges from imposing fines on students

By News Desk

May 29, 2024 04:35 PM


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Good news for medical students as the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has barred medical colleges from imposing fines on students without prior approval from the university, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

During the 37th meeting of the UHS Academic Council, presided over by Vice-Chancellor Professor Ahsan Waheed Rathore, several resolutions were passed to ensure a fair and supportive educational environment.

Heads of affiliated medical colleges and other institutions participated in the meeting where significant policy changes were aimed at regulating the operations of medical colleges across the province.

Prohibition on Fines:

Medical colleges can no longer impose fines on students without UHS authorization. All medical colleges either government or private, will be bound to follow the UHS policy.

Attendance Regulations:

Students will be allowed 18 holidays per year. In case of excess holidays, students are required to attend additional classes to compensate.

Parent-Teacher Meetings:

Quarterly parent-teacher meetings have been made mandatory to enhance communication and address student issues promptly.

Scholarship Policies:

Private medical colleges are instructed to introduce scholarship policies for needy students. UHS will have a representative in the scholarship committees to ensure transparency.

Student Affairs:

Colleges should end reliance on student clerks, use faculty to resolve student issues, said VC UHS.

Hospital Collaborations:

According to PMDC policy, private medical colleges must allocate free beds in their hospitals. Private teaching hospitals are also required to establish agreements with nearby government hospitals to manage patient overflow effectively.


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