islamabad - Private Medical Colleges Association, while challenging authority of new body of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), has said that decisions of PMDC cannot be implemented until the Parliament passes amendment bill to define its powers.

The meeting of Private Medical Colleges Association was held here yesterday and participants from all over the country attended the meeting. President Private Medical Colleges Association, Dr Azhar Jadoon chaired the meeting.

A resolution was passed in the meeting which asserted that private sector contributed 80 percent in health department across the country while as powerless body cannot dictate this vast industry. It said that this powerless body can not be allowed to destroy private health sector.

The resolution further demanded that PMDC should take Private Medical Colleges Association into confidence while taking any decision about this sector and if it is not consulted, the association would not implement council’s unilateral decisions.

President Private Medical Colleges Association, Dr Azhar Jadoon said that health ministry has been introduced a bill regarding PMDC and the National Assembly has passed it but the Senate still to pass this amendment bill.

He said PMDC with its new SRO wanted to destroy future of thousands medical students which is unacceptable for Private Medical Colleges Association.

On other hand, General Secretary Dr Abdul Qadir said that PMDC is associated with Private Medical Colleges Association and vice versa; therefore all decision must be taken with mutual understanding.

He said it would be unfair to neglect private sector.