CJP summons details of fee structure of private medical colleges


LAHORE Dec 26 (TNS): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar summoned details of fee structure of all private medical colleges on Tuesday.

Heading a two-member bench at the Supreme Court’s Lahore registery against fee-hike in private medical colleges and hospitals, the chief justice observed that his recent visit to the Mayo Hospital was heavily criticised but maintained that he will pay a visit wherever there is a healthcare issue.

The chief justice remarked that the court is hearing cases of public interest because of passion, not for its personal glory.

He also summoned details of bank accounts of owners of medical colleges.

Chief Justice Nisar observed that medical colleges are being run on rooftops and garages, adding that the court should be told about the structure of such colleges.

He remarked that “although we are producing doctors, we don’t know whether our tool is correct or not.”

The chief justice also remarked that clean drinking water case will be heard simultaneously with that of private medical colleges’ fees.

Following the hearing, the court barred admissions in medical colleges countrywide until further notice.