13 juniors out of 17 heads of departments appointed at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana

District General

Ratodero, Sindh: Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana has appointed 17 Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors as chairmen/chairpersons/in-charge of different departments for a period of three years. The 13 of these positions have been filled with juniors removing the senior one.

A notification issued last night by Dr. Amanullah Jokhio, Registrar, SMBBMU said: “As per resolution passed by syndicate meeting of SMBBMU held on December 01, 2012, new chairmen/chairpersons/in-charge are hereby appointed for the period of three years due to expiry of period of existing heads appointed in November 2009.”

Following are the new appointments: Chairman, Nephrology Department: Prof. Qurban Shaikh; Chairman, Paeds Medicine: Prof. Khurshid Ahmed Abbasi; Chairman, Surgery: Prof. K. Das; Chairman, Orthopaedics: Prof. Jagdesh Kumar; Chairman, Physiology: Prof. Amar Lal Gurbakhshani; Chairman, Medicine: Associate Prof. Dr. Aftab Shah; Chairman, Radiology: Associate Prof. Dr. Farooque Shaikh; Chairman, Biochemistry: Associate Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hanif Shaikh; Chairman, ENT: Associate Prof. Dr. Pir Bux Mangi; Chairperson, Gynae/Obst.: Associate Prof. Dr. Fouzia Kashif; Chairman, Forensic Medicine: Associate Prof. Dr. Kanwal Kumar; Chairman, Paeds Surgery: Associate Prof. Dr. Abdul Salam Abbasi; In-charge, Psychiatry: Assistant Prof. Dr. Rahmat Wagan; In-charge, Cardiology: Assistant Prof. Dr. Javed Akbar Siyal; In-charge, Dermatology: Assistant Prof. Dr. Irfan Shaikh; Incharge, Neurosurgery: Assistant Prof. Dr. Irfanullah Shah and In-charge, Anaesthesiology: Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahmeduddin Soomro. All the In-charges will work under direct supervision of Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, notification said.

It is said that three out of five professors, six out of seven associate professors and four of the five assistant professors are junior and appointed in violation of Article 3, subsection 2 of 1st statute of charter of SMBBMU.

The senior professors, who have been removed on expiry of three-year term include: Saifullah Jamro, Aijaz Memon, Asadullah Mahar, Safdar Shaikh, Hakim Abro, Haleem Shaikh, Zafar Pirzado, Gulzar Shaikh, Rafia Baloch, Sikandar Mughal, Badaruddin Junejo, Saeed Mangi, Abdul Manan Bhutto and Akbar Bhand.