PMDC praised for new regulations for house jobs

Islamabad – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has received recognition on its credit for implementing new regulations regarding house job and internship in hospitals, said an official on Tuesday. 

The Irish Medical Council Ireland and General Medical Council U.K has commended the new implemented house job regulation in Pakistan by PMDC through an SRO 2016. President PM&DC Prof.Dr.Shabir Lehri said that the GMC,UK and Irish medical Council has accredited the PM&DC house job regulations which will consist of residential, full time and structured, based on 4 modules of 3 months each.

He added that the 1st module will be done in medicine, 2nd in medical allied departments, 3rd shall be done in general surgery and 4th Module in surgical Allied departments.

President PM&DC also added that the GMC and Irish medical Council have agreed to accept the Pakistani doctors’ house job trainings equivalent to internship in Ireland and U.K. The doctors who have already completed their house jobs in Pakistan under the 2016 regulation shall not have to repeat the job in UK and Ireland. Prof.Shabir Lehri added that with the help of the Council, PM&DC has managed to bring betterment in the dental profession in Pakistan. He said that the Council is striving to make Pakistani doctors regionally and internationally known. He said that new regulations are in line with international standards.

Keeping in view the improving standards of medical dental practitioners globally, PM&DC is trying to bring Pakistani doctors at par with the standards of foreign medical dental practitioners in developed countries.

He said that several innovative steps have been taken by the Council including improving the standards of medical and dental colleges. He said surprise visits and monitoring is being done to ensure implementations of PM&DC regulations and penalties are being imposed on medical and dental colleges which are violating the PM&DC rules.

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