Trust deficit: PMA condemns transfer of PMDC

PMA centre’s general secretary says medical education would suffer, as provinces are not well-equipped.


Our Correspondent May 03, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) criticised Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed’s decision to approve the transfer of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and the Drug Control Authority (DRA) to the provinces. Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, PMA centre’s general secretary, expressed concern on Wednesday that medical education would suffer, as provinces are not equipped to handle the additional responsibility. The delegation of the DRA to provinces would lead to further corruption, given that substandard drugs are already sold throughout the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2012.

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