Pakistan has decided to allow young prisoners to get admission to various disciplines of medical education, including MBBS and nursing.
Abdul Qadir Patel, the federal minister of health, has given the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) instructions to take action to guarantee that prisoners take the upcoming entrance exam for medical and dental institutes.
According to him, starting in the following academic year, convicts will also be able to enroll in programs of their choice, including nursing, allied health sciences, MBBS, and other academic fields.
The minister announced that all public sector medical universities and health institutions would be bound to give admission to those aspiring prisoners who are in jail as this is their basic right to get an education.
He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was committed to serving the country’s people by ensuring the provision of basic needs of life including food and shelter besides free healthcare facilities and education. He added betterment of the country’s people is the basic objective of PPP.