KARACHI: The Pakistan Dental Association hailed the restoration of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and its employees on the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
This was stated by Dr Mahmood Shah, President of the Pakistan Dental Association.
“It is heartening to note that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has been restored by the IHC,” noted the PDA.
The PDA and its office bearers demanded that the PMDC be made fully functional so that it can carry out its duties and obligations to medical and dental professionals.
Owing to the dissolution of the PMDC, doctors, and dentists faced tremendous problems in regards to their pending work and day-to-day requirements. This action of the government had put Pakistani doctors working overseas in a lot of trouble as the PMDC is the only recognized body, and nobody recognized the PMC.
Doctors looking for good standing certificates had to run from pillar to post, but their work could not be done. Those awaiting registration were also made to wait indefinitely.
It is high time that the government lets the PMDC work independently and bring an end to the sufferings of healthcare professionals.
The PMDC should also start planning transparent elections once this COVID-19 pandemic is over. With the involvement of representative bodies like the PMA and the PDA for the PMDC elections of doctors and dentists.