Avicenna Medical College was established in the year 2009 after recognition by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and gazette notification by the Ministry of NHSR&C. Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College run under the umbrella of Abdul Waheed Trust which is a non-profit social welfare organization and registered under the Societies Act with the Registrar of Societies as per the Law. The Trust is legalized through a Trust Deed that bears necessary rectifications. The Trust Deed is further supported by its Memorandum and Article of Association which authorizes the establishment and operation of Medical College, Dental College, Nursing College, Allied Health Sciences College and other activities in the healthcare sector. The memorandum and Article of Association also authorizes the establishment of Hospitals and MOUs / Affiliations with other Healthcare Institutions for the provision of health to the public at Large. Avicenna Medical College, Aadil Hospital and Avicenna Hospital are self-owned by the Trustees of Abdul Waheed Trust. Avicenna Hospital and Aadil Hospital are recognized for house job and are registered with the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC). Both the hospitals have achieved the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Abdul Waheed Trust enjoys financial autonomy and comfort. Finances are contributed by the Trustee who do not draw any benefit from the Trust. Both the Colleges have independent working capitals and endowment funds as under:
Both Avicenna Medical College and Dental College enjoy financial stability and are subject to annual audits by:
Tayyib Shahid & Company
Hafeez Plaza, Gulberg-III
The Principals of Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College enjoy full autonomy and their input is valued in the preparation of the Budget. The budget besides taking care of all financial requirements and transactions, also caters for the following:
Abdul Waheed Trust has formulated a governing structure to have a smooth functioning of all the institutions organized by the Trust for the provision of quality healthcare services for the general public. The relationship of the Trust and its components are as per the defined Organogram. The Trust has organized the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, the Academic Council and other Committees required for the functioning of a Medical and Dental College.
Board of Governors:
Abdul Waheed Trust has a Board of Governors where prominent personalities from various walks of life are present as members.
The Board of Governors in consultation with the board of trustees have for the purpose of smooth running of the institutions formed an Executive Committee that takes speedy decisions and creates a linkage between the Trustees, the Board of Governor and the Faculty. The Vice Chairman of Board of Governors is the Chairman of the Executive Committee which also bears four other members from the Board of Governors. It has the Principal and the Dean as a member and also represented on the Executive Committee are the Co-Chairpersons from the Trust as co-opted members. Thus resulting in an organization that takes speedy decisions and ensures smooth running. The duties and responsibilities of the Executive Committee are attached as Appx-28.
The Executive Committee of the Avicenna Medical & Dental College has authorized the formation and received approval for the formation of Academic Council which oversees and monitors all the academic activity in Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College. The Academic Council has its own roles and is the decision making body for all academic activity. The duties and responsibilities of the Academic Council for Avicenna Medical College is attached as Appx-29 and for Avicenna Dental College is attached as Appx-30. The Academic Council meets regularly and minutes recorded. The minutes of Academic Council meetings are available for perusal.
Besides the Academic Council, the Executive Committee has sanctioned the formation of the following committees which appear in their respective standards. These are:
Note: The domain and duties of each committee, the SOPs and policies are formulated and can be perused.
The Executive Committee has formed a Disciplinary Committee for enforcement of discipline on the campus of Avicenna Medical College, Dental College and hostel residential area. Being an important aspect of running of the college, the details of how to deal with a discipline case have been formulated and approved by the Executive Committee as well as the Board of Governors.
System of Dissemination of Policies:
The leadership of College ensures that all personnel have access to up-to-date policies, procedures and any circulars that are issued by the Office of the Chairman, Office of the Principal / Dean, HODs and Medical Superintendent of the Hospital. System for dissemination of such policies and procedures is as follows:
Governance Structure Compliance
Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College complies with the PM&DC Regulation of 2012 as follows:
The Executive Committee and Academic Council has formed various committees to take care of each segment of education at Avicenna Medical and Dental College. Various SOPs have been formulated and policies made. These SOPs and policies form a part of this document and appear below where relevant.
Avicenna Medical and Dental Colleges are located in urban and urban/rural setup which is accessible by public transport. It is a 22 acre campus located at the edge of the rural area and on a major communication artery that links 65 villages with the city. The building infrastructure consisting of 525,246 sqft is as follows:
The entire campus is self-owned on the name of the Trust. The land, the maps as well as the construction is on the name of the Trust. CAD drawings of the campus and each building map are available in the Admin Records.
Design and Spacing
Library & Learning Resource Center
This has a covered area of 9600 sqft and has a seating capacity of 250 students. This is adequate for 20% of Medical and Dental College students as required by the criteria of PM&DC. Located in the vicinity is the E-Library, the IT department and the Conference Room. The E-Library is equipped with computers equivalent to 30% of seating capacity of the library and these, located in the Wifi environment are capable of communicating and benefiting from HEC and UHS Libraries online.
Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College run a patient outreach program as follows:
Avicenna Medical College and Hospital has four dedicated ambulance for daily Community Medical Camps. These ambulances each visit two villages daily and are programmed to visit the same specific village on a specific day. The Ambulance carries two medical officers, one dental officer and allied paramedical staff besides carrying prescription medicines and emergency medicines. This is a new project and has commenced two months ago (April 2019). The details, program and data of these village camps is attached as Appx-37.
Abdul Waheed Trust in its quest of the provision of healthcare facility to the under privileged has extended a hand of cooperation to the rural clinics so that any medical emergency found beyond the capability and capacity of the rural clinic can be shifted to Avicenna Hospital immediately. Avicenna Hospital is having such a cooperation with the following clinics.
Note: Memorandums of understanding of the above have been attached as Appx-38.
The hospital is also providing daily free medical camps to Abbas Police Lines and Elite Force’s Training Center located at Bedian Road.
Department of Medical Education
Health, Fitness & Cafeteria Facilities
Various health, fitness and non-academic services are available at the college. These services have been organized and out under a system of committees where the students under the guidance of a member of faculty are encouraged to take decisions for the running of such services. The details of such services along with the various committees assigned with the task of monitoring them are attached as Appx-41 and include the following:
Facilitation on Training Materials on Studentship:
Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College follows a standardized policy of not burdening the student for any training material or resources that may be involved in any clinical work or procedures. There are no clinical charges at all. The emoluments of fees etc. are only collected once a year and no other charges are levied.
Compliance of PM&DC Instructions
Passage of Information
Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College have complied with all instructions regarding the provision of information to the PM&DC as and when asked for.
Compliance to Admission Regulations
The admission and house job regulations of 2018 clearly specify that the colleges shall not admit any student against any drop out to maintain its authorized strength. Avicenna Medical College and Avicenna Dental College are compliant in this aspect also.