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Friday Oct 25 2019

Sindh Govt, PMA & YDA reject Pakistan Medical Commission

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh Government, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and the Young Doctors Association (YDA) have rejected the president’s ordinance to abolish the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to form the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC).

On October20, the PMDC was abolished by an ordinance of the president. According to the PMDC employees, police raided their building and sealed all important documents and told employees that they were off for an entire week.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho said that the federal government had killed the PMDC overnight. She said that the matter hadn’t even been taken to the Commonwealth Council.

Secretary General Pakistan Medical Association Dr Qaiser Sajjad slammed the move by President Alvi, saying that doctors’ registrations and licenses had been withheld across the country.

According to the new ordinance, after completing five years of medical education, candidates must pass a test before they acquire a house job. YDA.General Secretary Sindh Dr Mehboob Noorani said that the YDA rejected the move and that if the government did not take back its decision, then they would protest on the roads.