PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Medical Association has denounced the decision of the provincial Public Service Commission (PSC) to hold screening test for doctors on the pretext of a large number of candidates in high schools to insult and humiliate the medical practitioners registered by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
In a statement on Sunday, PMA President-elect Dr Omar Ayub, President Dr Hussain Haroon and central office-bearers Dr Hadi Bakhsh Jatoi, Dr Akbar Khalil and Dr Musarrat Khalid said that qualified and good candidates would lose one of their chances due to the screening test.
They said they have already appealed to the chief minister about the gravity of the situation. They added that doctors would consider boycotting the test if relief was not provided to them. They said the new members of the commission, including its chairman, were being misled by some elements to tarnish their image. They suggested making a merit list according to academic record and conducting interview to judge better choices, which has been the norm and established practice.The news.