A new body to regulate the medical profession as PMDC dissolved through a presidential ordinance

President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance which has dissolved the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

According to the details, a new organization named Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has been formed to look after the concerned matters.

The details further said that the PMC will be run by a nine-member board and the head of the newly-established commission would be called the president. A notification for the new ordinance is expected to be issued today (Monday).

On the other hand, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), with the help of the Islamabad district administration and police, took over the charge of the building of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Moreover, 220 employees of the council have been directed that the office will remain shut for a week.

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a representative body of doctors, has termed the government’s decision undemocratic and appealed to the political parties of the country to reject the presidential ordinance.

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