By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD- The Disciplinary Committee of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) announced punishments from suspension to warning to 23 doctors for professional negligence.
The announcement was made during a meeting of the PMDC Disciplinary Committee called to address complaints of people and patients about negligence and misconduct of doctors.
According to a statement issued by PMDC, the Disciplinary Committee issued suspension orders to eight doctors, censure to three doctors, and warning to 10 doctors for misconduct.
Sixteen doctors were exonerated from the charge for not proven guilty.
Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee Dr Asim Hussain said PMDC would not tolerate any negligence or misconduct on part of doctors and that no doctor would be allowed to play with the lives of innocent patients.
“We are going to hold disciplinary committee meetings in all the provinces of the country to safeguard public at large,” he said.
Dr Asim said it was the duty of all hospitals and clinics to display patient rights and Code of Ethics published by PMDC at prominent places. He urged the patients advised to lodge a complaint with PMDC if they had any type of complaint with the doctor regarding misconduct or negligence in writing or over the telephone.
Committee members including Prof. Dr. Umar Ali Khan, Prof. Dr. Syed. M. Awais, Prof. Dr. Fakhar Imam, Prof. Dr. Faisal Masood, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shad, Prof. Dr. Jameel Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Gulshan Ali Memon, Prof. Dr. Rahat un Nisa, Prof. Dr. M. Aneel Aslam and Prof. Dr. M. Parvez Anjum attended the meeting.