PMDC has managed to issue registration certificates to more than 5,000 doctors in the span of the past 25 days since it was reopened. This is a significant number to report as the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been managing the activities with limited staff amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hina Shoukat, the spokesperson of the PMDC said that all the doctors and stakeholders lauded their efforts. Out of a backlog of 6,534 pending registration matters, PMDC has processed more than 5,000 cases in 25 days.
She added that the staff at PMDC worked day and night in the past 25 days to issue these certificates and that their efforts are being appreciated across the nation.
She further said that ever since the office has resumed its operations, the council has received 5,500 new registration applications. She also said that keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind, the doctors are requested to post their respective documents to PMDC in order to avoid any inconvenience.
Ms Shoukat also added that PMDC is witnessing issues in the printing because of its closure in the past and due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as per her the National Printing Press has been asked to issue these certificates urgently.
The PMDC spokesperson said currently, the council is striving to issue the provisional registration certificates on an urgent basis to the fresh doctors as they are already late for their house jobs and there is also a need for doctors in the country at the moment.