PMC to conduct MDCAT in jails by 2023

MN Report 10:35 AM, 16 Dec, 2022
PMC to conduct MDCAT in jails by 2023

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission following the directions of Honourable Federal Minister for Health  Abdul Qadir Patel has issued the direction to all the vice chancellors of Public sector universities to hold MDCAT exam in jails from next year. 

PMC has initiated the process of holding the MDCAT exam in the jail for aspirants by instructing the universities to establish centers in jail. The jail staff and concerned authorities will facilitate the universities by making the appropriate arrangements. The candidates who will appear in the MDCAT could be provided an opportunity to study further so till their punishment is completed, they may have education opportunities to lead a new life rather than being dragged into the same unfortunate conditions.

 Providing inmates with education opportunities will also serve to reinforce the notion that prisoners have intended for character reform and not punishment aside from providing proper time usage.

This is for the first time in the history to Hold MDCAT examination in jails as the vision of the Minister Health NHSR&C is to facilitate the deserving and intelligent children in jail should be given opportunities to study as doctors, nurses, and in any field of medicine. The aim of this work is to give all the children imprisoned in the jail a prominent place in the society.