Earlier today, medical students received their result certificates from Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) through emails. The result certificates were supposed to be released later today; however, students received them in the morning via OMC’s official email address.
Moreover, students noticed several irregularities in their result certificates. While they brought attention to the issues in their result, PMC released a statement asking students to ignore the emails sent earlier.
“Please ignore any email received from a PMC address with an attached result certificate. The final MDCAT result will be announced online only,” PMC wrote on Twitter.
Read more: Lahore: Doctors protest against NLE turns violent
Please ignore any email received from a PMC address with an attached result certificate. The final MDCAT result will be announced online only.
— Pakistan Medical Commission (@pmc_org) October 9, 2021
Medical students then created an uproar on social media. They also claimed that PMC data got hacked. As a result, they expressed concerns that their personal details are not safe.
With #MDCATStudentsWantJustice trending on Twitter, students lambasted PMC who has already been receiving backlash lately for its online testing system.
What?? Wait for a minute..if pmc is not sending those emails then it means information saari leak ho chuki hai and nothing is under control of pmc..@ImranKhanPTI @fslsltn @Mnasirbuttt @RehanTofficial @SHABAZGIL Gill Shb Kuch khe Gee???#MdcatStudentsWantJustice #MDCAT pic.twitter.com/jnWOtAv2In
— Farhan (@fanii_aliii) October 9, 2021
A couple of hours later, PMC issued another statement clarifying that it was a technical glitch.
“Unfortunately, due to an error the system generated all the result certificates and emailed them to students early this morning automatically,” PMC said.
However, this clarification did not go well with the medical students as they lashed out at PMC for the error.
First they wanted us to IGNORE the mails saying they're not from PMC and when students backlashed them saying that if they're not from Pmc then u leaked our data and ur system is hacked, now they're saying that their system automatically sent them. WOW! #MdcatStudentsWantJustice
— Areeba Khalid (@AreebaKhalid369) October 9, 2021
Students protest against PMC
Medical students have been very active against PMC lately as they flood social media with instances of how the institution failed them. The root cause of the issue was the online testing system.
With the TEPS website failing to work for many, students faced severe hurdles while giving the online exam. For many students, the website did not even load. As for those for whom the website managed to work, they spotted several mistakes in the questions.
Medical students were in outrage over the online testing system. Due to the problems mentioned, many students received low marks, thus diminishing their chances of a lucrative medical career. As per students, PMC and MDCAT are actively ruining lives and futures.
Read more: Medical students rally to protest against MDCAT
Since the PMC conducted the online exams in a chaotic atmosphere, riddled with administrative problems, students staged a nationwide protest.
The students demanded that government should form a commission to probe and resolve all the problems of MDCAT students. They urged that the legitimate rights of the students should not be violated.