ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has formally issued an ordinance which has left the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolved and paved the way for the establishment of a new organisation namely Pakistan Medial Commission (PMC).
After the ordinance, the employees of the PMDC have been sacked by giving them six months salaries.
The PMC will be run by a nine-member body and the head of the commission would be called the president. The notification for the new ordinance is expected to be issued on Monday (today).
Moreover, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) through the Islamabad district administration and police took over the possession of the PMDC building and directed 220 employees of the council that the office will remain shut for one week.
However, the representative body of doctors, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), has termed the decision undemocratic and appealed to political parties to reject the presidential ordinance.