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Prof. Masood Hameed elected PMDC’s chair


KARACHI – Members of the PMDC Council have unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan the Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, as President and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Awais of King Edward University as Vice President, of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC).

The Council members also elected  members of Executive Committee of PMDC consisting of Prof. Dr. Azam H. Yousifiani, VC, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences Nawabshah, Prof. Dr. M. Hafiz Ullah, VC Khyber Medical College Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Sadat Khan, HoD of Urology Dept, Bolan Medical College Quetta, Prof. Abdul Salam from KPK and Prof. Dr. Khursheed from GDP Islamabad.

After his election as President, PMDC, at 134th Council Meeting amid warm welcome by medical fraternity, Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan addressed on a press conference to share PMDC future plans for ensuring high standards of medical education in Pakistan.

Talking about the role of media in promoting awareness among the people the newly elected president, Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan, said that media can to help in the efforts of PMDC to make it one of the world best medical regulatory bodies. adding that there always is a big room for improvement in the PMDC and it would be his foremost priority to equip PMDC with the state-of-the-art technology.

He said that he is in contact with all the stakeholders including the federal government to ensure standards in medical education adding that all rules and regulations will be enforced in their true spirit to bring about a more positive image of the council.

Talking about future plan in PMDC, he said that PMDC would establish new PMDC cell in Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Nawabshah, Hyderbad, Abbottabad and Muzafarabad to cater the needs and problem of the doctors working in the remote areas of the country.

Moreover, he said that the facilitation of the doctors and all stakeholder would be his top priority and the process of registration of doctors and faculty registration would be streamlined on urgent basis, adding that a new system of software connected to a mobile sim (0304-8734851) would be launched to auto-direct emails of the complaints or suggestions to the concerned authorities including president, vice president and the executive members.

He further said that all the sections would be fully equipped with IT and all the efforts will be made to make PMDC one of the most developed medical regulatory authorities.

August 18, 2013

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