Punjab Medical College is situated in Faisalabad. Faisalabad is the third largest city of Pakistan and is know for textile industry. Faisalabad has developed a lot in past few years. It has an airport for domestic and few international flights. City is connected to other cities via all means of transport. After the development of Motor way distance between Faisalabad, Islamabad and Lahore has decreased.
Punjab Medical College is one of medical colleges of Government of Punjab. College was established in 1973-74. Spread over on area of 158 acres, college has a beautiful campus.
Allied Hospital and DHQ Hospitals are the two hospitals that are attached with the college for clinical teachings of the students. College has separate hostels for boys and girls. Hospitals have separate hostels for male and female doctors.
Punjab Medical College is being maintained by the Government of Punjab and is under the administrative control of Health Department. Presently, Punjab Medical College, Allied and DHQ Hospitals have been granted the autonomous status and being managed by Board of Management. The Principal of the college is responsible for all the administrative matters. A college Academic Council has been constituted (including Professors and Heads of Departments) and Principal of the college is the Chairman of the council. Next senior professor to the Principal act as Vice Chairman and Staff President while second senior most professor act as Honorary Secretary of the council. The Academic council determine the requirements of medical education in the light of policy directions of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and concerned University.
The College is affiliated to the University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
Present Principal of college is Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Alfareed Zafar . He is also Head of PMC/ DHQ/ Allied Hospital/ General Hospital GM Abad /General Hospital Samanabad and School of Nursing.
Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Alfareed Zafar
Principal / Head of institutions
Dr. Arshad Mehmood Malik
Head of Dental Section
Dr. Najaf Imtiaz Gill
Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Parvaiz
Principal Staff Officer
Dr. Altaf Pervez Qasim
Drawing and Disbursing Officer
The emergence of two medical colleges i.e. Punjab Medical College and Rawalpindi Medical College simultaneously at the campus of University of Agriculture Faisalabad in 1973-74 was a historical event, by any stretch of imagination, in the annals of medical education. It sent a wave of happiness in the province. But with the unrestricted support and co-operation of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, which accommodated both the medical colleges on its campus squeezing its own departmental facilities at considerable inconvenience, the growth of the two medical colleges would have been retarded and not reached the stage of development where they stand today. RMC was shifted to Rawalpindi on 5th November 1974.
With a grant from the government, the structure of new buildings was completed in 1982 enabling the college to shift to its new premises spread over an area of about 158 acres. The construction of buildings and furnishing of laboratories, teaching hospital etc., continued at a fair pace and by the end of the year a sum of 460 millions had been invested on the college. It is heartening that now the college has all the facilities and infrastructure, which a modern institution can aspire in a developing country.
The first batch of graduates with M.B.B.S degrees passed out in 1978 and as on today more than 3000 graduate doctors has been produced to meet the need of the community. They are all making their mark in the social milieu.
Complements are over-due to the first 4 principals, Dr. M.H.Toosi, Dr. Fateh Muhammad Ch., M Anees Mahju, and Muhammad Zafar Ch. who worked day and out during the early formative years and overcame myriads of problems inherent in the establishment of a new medical college. Their hard work facilitated the work of their successors.
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