The government had announced the induction of evening classes, stating that with the start of evening classes, there would be an increase in the number of doctors and hence will result in better health services being provided to the people.
However the stance of the government was rejected by the general secretary of a Doctors organization. According to Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, the government is playing with the standards of medical education for earning more money.
Addressing the news conference in Karachi, the central leader of Pakistan medical association said that the only purpose of inducting evening classes was to earn money. He alleged that the government in complicity with some ministers was planning to start evening classes.
He further said that after this policy, more doors for corruption would be opened at all levels.
He threatened that if this was not stopped, the PMA would approach the courts to save the standards of medical education. He demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani take notice of this grave matter.
The country-wide organization of the doctors had urged all professors to resign from their posts in order to protest against this action.
Medical representatives have acknowledged that the medical education in a country of 178 registered medical colleges is very expensive and therefore considered reserved for the upper class only.