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YDA to protest against registration delays at PMDC

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LAHORE : The Young Doctors’ Association-Punjab has expressed its concerns about the non-strategic and ineffective way, in which the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) has been dealing with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The YDA has stated that CPSP has shown a weak stance and poor performance towards resolving the doctors’ registration issue.
According to recent reports; YDA leaders who addressed a press conference at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, have recently stated that; They would file a writ petition against the PMDC and hold a sit-in in front of the PMDC’s Islamabad office after Eid.
Dr Amir Bandesha of the YDA said, “We will not end our sit-in until all doctors who have cleared the FCPS/MCPS exams are registered. If necessary, we will spend the Independence Day in front of the PMDC’s office in Islamabad.”
He said hundreds of consultants had cleared the post-graduate training but couldn’t be posted as consultants because the PMDC hadn’t registered them.
He said the PMDC would deny some doctors registration, but register others who had strong references, even if they were from the same hospitals. The PMDC does not have an executive body and the registrar is not authorized to take policy matters in his own hands, he said.
He said if the PMDC de-recognized an institute for post-graduation, then the procedure for inductions should stop. He further said that; “To de-recognize a training institute, the PMDC has to issue a letter and give six-months to the institution to fix its problems.”

August 1, 2014

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