Mardan (Wajid Hoti): The Bacha Khan Medical College (BKMC) has fifty seats for medical students while it needs more than two hundred seats to ease the way of medical studies for those students who are eager to take admissions.
The admitting capacity of The college is fifty in MBBS and twenty five in BDS courses. At present three batches of MBBS and two batches of BDS have passed out. Present seating capacity for MBBS students is not sufficient for the heavy three million population of Mardan.
A new building of bacha khan medical college is now under construction which can take six months to complete. The inordinate delay of construction of the building has created hurdles and impediments in enhancement of the MBBS seats for the newcomers.
“For enhancement of MBBS students seats; the visit of the officials of Khyber Medical University is expected on 13th of January 2021. The officials of KMU visit is just for the sake of inspection to see and monitor the whole situation of BKMC and the needs of the esteemed institution” told Hospital Director Prof.Dr Mukhtar Ali
“After visit of KMU officials the inspection based visit of pakistan medical council (PMC) is the dire need of The time to increase the MBBS seats for students” hospital Director of mardan medical complex prof.Dr mukhtar ali said.
For the future expansion of the college 1000 kanals land near sheikh maltoon town has been acquired while the Master planning has already been done and most of the Land is marked for the construction of staff colony, CPSP and KMU regional offices, neuro sciences Department, institute of nuclear medical and radio therapy and separate dental college, Said the sources
It is pertinent to mention that Bacha khan medical college was inaugurated by the then chief minister of KP Ameer Haider khan hoti on 1st January 2010 in posh area of sheikh maltoon town Mardan, named after the great freedom fighter of the soil Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, better known as Bacha khan.