Islamabad - The management committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) has decided to waive off the requirement of training letter and Continuous Medical Education (CME) affidavits for medical/dental doctors who have applied for renewal of their registration with the regulatory authority.

According to PM&DC, the decision was taken as almost 1,500 cases were pending with the Council for renewal of registration certificates due to such reasons and the doctors were facing a lot of difficulties in meeting these requirements which had been made obligatory in the last couple of years without taking into account the ground realities. This decision will help allay the undue anxiety in the medical profession generated by unnecessary red-tapism.

Chairman Management Committee, Maj Gen (Retd) Dr Azhar Mehmood Kayani said the concerned section of the Council has been directed to facilitate these 1,500 cases on priority basis. The committee will very soon announce new easier procedures for meeting these requirements in future. He said the management will ensure holding of free, fair and transparent elections for formation of new Council within the stipulated 120 days period of the Ordinance that came into effect on 28th August 2015.

He added the management committee will remove hurdles or any procedural delays in functioning of this organisation and handling of different type of cases by its staff.