Islamabad, 2 December 2019: The fourth meeting of Central Executive Council (CEC) of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association concluded on 24th November at Islamabad. The two day meeting, attended by 55 members from all across Pakistan, was presided by Prof. Afzal Mian, president and Prof. Khubaib Shahid, GS. Apart from review and planning of various projects of PIMA including medical relief, medical education, health advocacy, medical students and international affairs, the following resolution was passed:
PIMA demands immediate relief to thousands of doctors and medical students who are stranded due to the overnight dissolution of PMDC. There are serious issues related to registration renewal, faculty appraisal and house jobs which no one is able to answer. This act is also a source of embarrassment to Pakistani medical fraternity worldwide, affecting scores of Pakistani doctors aspiring for registration in different countries for post- graduation. PIMA demands restoration of PMDC and rectifying its shortcomings.
The recent MTI ordinance and its aftermath in the KPK has also left extreme bad taste in the local doctors. The Government should refrain from taking any action which is against general public and medical fraternity.
Details of the upcoming PIMA/FIMA Convention 2020 to take place in April in Islamabad were given by Prof Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Chairman of the convention. It is expected to involve over 2500 doctors across Pakistan, and 150 delegates from abroad. The four day program will have a galaxy of sessions with cutting edge technology, medical updates, best medical practice, medical ethics and spirituality.