Punjab Medical College Dentists awaiting PMDC recognition

Lahore: It is said that dentists of the Punjab Medical College (PMC) Faisalabad is not affiliated with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for the last four years and dentists operating the patients illegally as dental section did not meet the requirements of PMDC.

The PMDC did not affiliate the section for its inability to meet faculty requirements. In the first batch of 50 dentists that did BDS degree from the PMC will be unable to do practice without recognition.

The PMDC registrar said in a letter to PMC dental section body “You are warned to fulfill Council requirements and criteria for affiliation and not to admit or train any BDS students till affiliation is granted to your institution under the PMDC Ordinance 1962.”

Dr. Ahmad Nadeem Akbar (PMDC registrar) also wrote the letter to the health secretary on September 3, 2012 and reminds that neither PMC registration is complete for recognition with PMDC nor they are serious about the performa for inspection of affiliation. PMDC also warned the UHS about the illegal admissions in the dental section of Punjab Medical College Faisalabad.

The dental section in the Punjab medical college Faisalabad was established in 2009 under the permission of chief minister “Shehbaz Sharif”.

Remember that there are two dental sections run by the government in Punjab. They are present in Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College and Punjab Medical College and both are not affiliated with Pakistan Medical and Dental Association.

The doctors of PMC Faisalabad (Dr. Sajeel Saeed, Dr. Bilal Javed, Dr. Zain Rafiq) are trying their best to fight for the recognition of their dental college. A case was also filed in the Provincial Ombudsman Officer.

Young Doctors did a press conference few months ago but they did not get any better results yet.

The administration of PMC Faisalabad must take serious action to register and recognize the Dental Section of PMC so that the future of dentists is not ruined.

PMC Faisalabad

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