Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Lahore has lauded the federal government for dissolving the Pakistan Medical Council (PMC) saying that the decision has won the hearts of the doctor’s community.
PMA said the decision of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif for scrapping the ‘white elephant’ PMC is a positive step. The appreciation came in a budget meeting of PMA chaired by PMA Lahore President Prof. Dr. Ashraf Nizami.
The association also thanked Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel who kept his promise made to the doctor community.
The meeting was chaired by PMA Lahore President Prof. Dr. Ashraf Nizami. Prof. Dr. Malik Shahid Shaukat, Prof. Dr. Tanveer Anwar, Prof. Khalid Mehmood Khan, Dr. Aram Shahzadi, Dr. Wajid Ali, Dr. Bushra Haq, Dr. Ahmed Naeem, Dr. Rana Sohail, Dr. Riaz Zulqarnain Aslam, Dr. Aleem Nawaz, Dr. Kamran Ahmed, Dr. Nader Khan, Dr. Talha Sherwani, and Dr. Salman Kazmi participated in the meeting. PMA office-bearer said that the PMC had destroyed medical education in its short stint.
MDCAT and NLE were wrongly legislated and paved the way for profiteering.
They said PMA demands that the names of the nominees in the PMC be entered in the ECL and that the administrative and financial audit of the period would be conducted.
They also demanded the government that the newly formed PMDC should be built on the principles of democratic values with the representation of reputed medical experts and parliamentarians.