Health Dept to bridge PMC, doctors gap over NLE: secy

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Specialized Healthcare Secretary Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi on Sunday presided over a meeting to review the situation arising out of doctors’ protest against National Licensing Examination (NLE) being conducted by Pakistan Medical Commission for registration of medical practitioners.

Principal Allama Medical College Prof Arif Tajammal, Special Secretary Health Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti, Additional Secretaries Dr Asif Tufail, Dr Salman Shahid and representative delegation of YDA led by Dr Atif Majeed Ch attended the meeting.

On the occasion, Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi deliberated on the issues and demands of YDA regarding NLE of PMC. The Secretary Health asked YDA to submit their demands in writing to the office for onward submission to the PMC for early resolution

. He assured that the department would make all-out efforts to bridge the gap between PMC and doctors over the NLE issue.

He appreciated the services of doctors rendering in health sector and said that service to mankind should be the motto and priority in all respects.

Every patient is respectable for us and medical healthcare is his foremost right, he added. YDA resolved to end their protest over NLE and said that they would raise their voice in peaceful manner. They also thanked the secretary health for taking up this matter to high-ups of PMC.

Later, YDA led by Dr Atif Majeed apprised the secretary health of issues regarding doctors shortage, their service structure and others for improving administrative and operational affairs of the hospitals in detail upon which he assured of early resolution in this regard.

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