PMDC likely to be revived soon, international moot on dentistry told.

HYDERABAD -- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council would hopefully be revived soon as the relevant bill adopted by the parliament has been sent to the president of Pakistan for his assent.

This was stated by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) interim president Dr Naushad A. Shaikh while speaking at the '5th International Dental Conference 2022' organised by Pakistan Prosthodontics Association at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) here on Friday.

He said that the rules defined under PMC were too strict for doctors and that's why the bill was adopted for PMDC's revival.

Dr Shaikh, who had served as the LUMHS vice chancellor for a considerably long period and had planned to establish of dental college at the university, also hoped that the institution would get its second dental college soon. He said dentistry was an important field where doctors could make impressive earnings.

Scholars from several countries attend the conference

He was delighted to note that the Bilawal Medical College (for boys) for which he had started the process as VC had finally started working.

He said PMDC rules had lately been improved with a view to get president's assent to the bill. The changes, he added, would enable doctors to get their licence renewed after every five years instead of two years.

He said it was ensured that now basic sciences degree would also get recognition otherwise that was to be validated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Dr Shaikh told the conference that out of...

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