LAHORE – The Medical Teachers Association has demanded revival of autonomy of teaching institutions, saying the present set up was seriously affecting patient care as doctors had to leave their duties to visit secretariat for day to day matters.

General Body meeting of MTA held at Allama Iqbal Medical College on Saturday demanded series of interaction with the Health Secretary for resolving the issue. The MTA also demanded a simple and easy procedure for obtaining NOC for leaving abroad for academic and training purposes.

Members discussed in detail the matter regarding constitution of committee for service structure of doctors. General Body constituted a committee for the formulation of proposals for service structure for every cadre of medical profession. The committee comprising Prof Saad Bashir, Prof Abul Fazal, Prof Arif Saddique, Prof Maleeha Aslam, Associate Prof Waseem Shafqat, Asst. Prof Naveed Aslam, Prof Azim Jahangir, Prof Zia Ullah Bajwa and Dr Tahseen Riaz will formulate new service structure.