Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Ordinance 2019

doctors-for-pakistan November 13, 2019

The government recently promulgated the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Ordinance 2019. It replaces the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance 1962.

The PMDC stands dissolved and the Pakistan Medical Commission has been established in its stead. The PMC shall be the supreme authority regulating medical and dental education and practice in the country.

The PMC will be a triumvirate, and responsibilities will be allocated to a Medical Council (Council), the National Medical & Dental Academic Board (Board) and a National Health Authority (Health Authority). Together, all three constitute the Pakistan Medical Commission.

How well PMC is formed and populated is extremely important. It is expected that “Conflict of Interest” would be considered a deterrent to house the membership at the new formed Councils and Commission. A headhunter or finder group is necessary to search potential candidates to serve on the Commission. Bylaws must clearly clarify Term to serve, position must be defined, consultants volunteer or fee for service engaged so there are no gaps/laps in governance.

It is vital that quality of our medical education/training and post-graduate education are not compromised in any manner. Our people deserve the best.

Ayaz M. Samadani MD.,FAAFP.,DCH(London),DTM&H (Liverpool),BBA