PIMA concerned over irregularities and corruption in PM&DC

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PIMA concerned over irregularities
and corruption in PM&DC

KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has once again expressed its serious concern over the unchecked irregularities, corruption and mismanagement in the health sector particularly Pakistan Medial and Dental Council.
Dr. Misbahul Aziz, central president PIMA has urged the present government to place repairing of damages in health sector in its top priorities otherwise the irregularities in the last few years will take their roots leading to further decay of the ailing health system of the country.
Referring to the Senate’s standing committee’s briefing on 22nd July 2013, he demanded firm and urgent actions to stop corruption in PMDC and not just condemnation words. Unchecked and unregulated opening of private medical colleges in the recent years and mismanagement of funds, have made PMDC an unreliable and corrupt body. This is largely due to nepotism; the organization has been run in recent years by a group of people who had no accountability. PIMA has demanded that the elections of the PMDC which have been cancelled twice in the recent months, be completed without delay so that competent professionals can bring positive changes and a transparent accountability process is ensured.
PIMA also strongly demanded that the government should take actions against those responsible for opening evening classes in Chandka Medical College (Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University) Larkana, when even the actual college (CMC) had serious shortage of faculty itself. This is done despite public pressure, putting future of hundred admitted students and their families funds at stake. It is not possible to make such a big move without support of those in power at that time, and those running affairs of the PMDC, which should be investigated, the statement adds.