Transformation of PMDC to PMC

  • Shazia Sarwat Iqbal Department of Community Dentistry, Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Muhammad Jamaluddin Department of General Surgery, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital & Karachi Medical & Dental College
  • Maria Saleem Mudassir Department of General Surgery, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital & Karachi Medical & Dental College
Keywords: Pakistan, PMDC, PMC

Abstract

In Pakistan, medical professions are controlled and regulated by a body for proper function. Initially, it was Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) but now it has become Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). The Pakistan Medical Council Ordinance 1962 established the present-day Pakistan Medical and Dental Council as a statutory body in 1962 and all provincial councils were dissolved then. Three amendments were passed after the establishment of PMDC known as (Amendment)
Act in 1973, 1999, and 20121. Now the PMC was established on 24th September 2020 for the regulation and control of the medical profession to increase the basic and higher medical education and practice in both medical and dental sections2.

Published
2020-12-17