No room for corruption!- new PMDC chief vows to promote medical & dental education

admin 01:35 PM, 25 Jan, 2016

By Our Staff Reporter

Islamabad: The newly-elected president of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Prof Shabbir Ahmad Lehri, has vowed to promote and streamline medical and dental education in the country in accordance with the international standards.

He also underscored the need for improving the image of the PMDC in the eyes of its stakeholders, saying that there will be zero tolerance for corruption in the organisation (PMDC).

Prof Lehri expressed these views at a meeting of PMDC officers shortly after assuming the charge of president of the country’s august regulatory body.

He also pledged to streamline working of the PMDC by adhering to the principle of merit, besides ensuring transparency at all levels.

Prof Lehri said that he would leave no stone unturned in turning the PMDC into a vibrant, effective and friendly organization for the medical and dental practitioners of the country.

The PMDC chief said his priority would be to redress the grievances of doctors and dentists in a dignified and effective manner.

EXECUTIVE BODY: PMDC’s new executive committee, according to a notification issued by the government, will be headed by PMDC president Prof Shabbir Ahmad Lehri while its vice president would be Prof Abid Zaheer Farooqi.  Members of the executive body are Dr Aamir Hussain, Dr Taj Muhammad, Dr Farrukh Ejaz, Dr Feroz Jahangir, Dr Mussarat Hussain and Dr Shafiqur Rehman.

The committee has been formed for a period of four years.