Senate questions PMDC’s role

Islamabad—Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction over the ongoing positive steps of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The committee meeting chaired by Senator Sajjad Turi asked the
PMDC to take further steps for improving the standard of medical and dental education in the country. The committee taking notice of the illegal entry test conducted by Shifa Medical College directed to return back the amount of students which they collected in this regard. The committee asked to ensure legislation on shisha smoking to stop this practice which has severe health hazard effects.
Earlier, the committee received briefing on private medical colleges. The committee was informed that as many as 60 private medical and dental colleges were functioning in the country.—APP

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