PESHAWAR: At a time when the people are reeling under inflation and economic crisis, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has proposed increase in MBBS admission fees in all government Medical and Dental Colleges.
The sources stated new fee structure will be applicable for admission in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from 2021-22.
Daily Mashriq on Saturday reported that besides admission fee, the government has planned increase in other fee of the medical colleges. The report said that the decision was taking during the meeting chaired by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health and Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra.
Provincial Secretary Tahir Orakzai, Chairman of the provincial admission Committee and Vice Chancellor of Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Professor Dr Ziaul Haq, Registrar of Khyber Medical University Arshad Saleem Gandapur, Convener of Khyber Medical University Dr Jawad Ahmed, Deputy Director Admission of Khyber Medical University and chief provincial admission committee Mohammad Irshad Khan participated in the meeting.
According to the new policy, which will be implemented from 021-22 session, the admission fee on open merit seat has been increased from Rs23, 370 per annum to Rs50, 000 per annum. Similarly, fee for admission on self-finance and admission fee for foreign students have been increased by 100% – earlier, it was Rs413, 209 but now it was increased to Rs800, 000 per annum. Sources informed Daily Mashriq that criteria for MBBS and BDS admissions in medical and dental colleges were discussed in the meeting.