PMA rejects PMC online tests

Meeting discussed ongoing strike of YDA, decided to support genuine demands of YDA

Our Correspondent October 12, 2021
Young Doctors Association protesting. PHOTO: INP/FILE


Rejecting the online tests conducted by the Pakistan Medical Commission, the PMC’s Balochistan chapter has urged the provincial health authorities to accede to the demands presented by Young Doctors Association (YDA) and arrange fresh tests for admission in medical colleges across the country.

The Provincial Executive Committee meeting of PMA Balochistan in its meeting, which was presided over by President Dr Aftab Kakar on Monday, discussed the issues relating to young doctors, general health and management cadre.

It was decided to seek recommendations from both the cadres so that a comprehensive policy could be devised to address the issues with regard to the service structure of both the cadres.

The meeting while discussing the ongoing strike of YDA in the meeting decided to support the genuine demands of YDA.

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However, it was observed that since the strike of YDA was directly affecting the poor segment of society, who could not shoulder the burden of treatment in private hospitals, YDA was urged to change the method of strike so that it might not affect poor patients.

The meeting accorded approval for conducting election of PMA Quetta Zone on November 13.

It urged the authorities of Pakistan Medical Commission to conduct fresh tests for admissions to medical colleges of the country so that medical students of Balochistan could not be deprived of their rights.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2021.


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