A student when clears all the exam from college, gets prepared for the university with all hope and shine in the eyes. Many students with the ambitions of earning a name in the respective field that they want to get in. And there are other who want to serve people and get the respected by being in the profession. When we talk about such fields, we get a glimpse of a profession that has the highest respect “Medical Doctors”. People who get into this profession know this beforehand that this profession requires a lot of hard work and patience. But who would know that this girl would have to face more than that!
Rabia Aziz is an aspiring doctor to be and looking forward to having a fulfilling career. She recently posted on her Facebook profile about how she has been getting texts from random people in Thatta – A city 100km far from Karachi where Rabia resides. She receives these text messages on Whatsapp asking her where she studies, upon inspecting when she got to know the reality. She was shocked!
She wrote this after she received texts and photos
Dow Medical University,
# breach of confidentiality
My name is Rabia Aziz. Like thousands of applicants, I applied to DOW MEDICAL UNIVERSITY last year for admission.They are one of the most renowned and prestigious institutions whose reputation of being the best medical college in Karachi causes thousands of students to apply. My application was unsuccessful and I currently study at another reputable institution.
On the 1st of March, I received messages on my Whatsapp from 3 different unknown numbers. They sent me my passport-sized photo and a copy of my DMC admission form. They said my form was among many others lying within piles of scrapped paper. You can imagine my shock and panic as my form contained my name, NIC number, phone numbers address. All this information is given to the universities because they are trusted by the students. I never expected that an institution like DMC would mishandle our information.
Due to their lack of responsibility, our information has been compromised. I wonder how many forms their administration has sold to the radhi paper wala. All 3 of the people who contacted me said to ask why this university did this and why I was not careful enough.
Dear DMC admin I ask you, for how long has this been going on and how can u commit such a huge breach of confidentiality? Even if our forms were supposed to be disposed of off why were they not shredded or destroyed? Is a meagre amount of profit worth destroying the trust of thousands of students?
Please see the screenshots of my conversation with these contacts.
If any of you can get this across to the DMC please let me know. Others can suggest what to do now.
Here’s her post:
Dow Medical University # breach of confidentiality My name is Rabia Aziz. Like thousands of applicants I applied to…
When she asked people how they got her number, all three of the contacts replied that they got her admission form which contains all her details. From her personal phone number to photos to address. So, she asked them of the photo of the form, which later revealed that these were the forms from the time when she applied for Dow Medical University.
It was beyond shocking for her to grasp the reality that a reputable institute could do such breach of confidentiality. When she received the photos, she got to know that it wasn’t her form only but many other girls who applied for the esteemed institution.
It is a call to ask the university to take strict actions against the admission department who cater all these matters and make sure that trust of future students is not broken as badly as this.