Health minister Mohammad Nasim on Monday ordered closure of all medical coaching centres from September 1 for ‘smoothly conducting’ upcoming medical admission tests.
He also ordered legal action under Information and Communication Technology Act to stop question leak, spread of rumors of question leak and leak of fake questions on Facebook and other internet platforms.
The MBBS admission test for 2018-19 session will be held on October 5 and Dental admission test on November 9.
The minister ordered the Directorate General of Health Services to implement the order, said a ministry release.
Nasim issued the directives to conduct the MBBS admission test with maximum transparency and in an utmost fair manner, said the release.
The minister also urged people to inform the nearest police stations, health ministry and DGHS if they found any anomalies, without spreading rumors of question leaks.
He also sought help from parents, students and law enforcement agencies to shut down the coaching centres and stop spread of rumors over the medical admission tests.
From this year, the government has decided to increase the number of seats by 500 for MBBS course in government medical colleges.
There were 3,318 seats in all 31 medical colleges and the number will reach 3,818 with the addition of 500 more seats from the 2018-19 academic session.
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