KARACHI: Ex-member Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, Dr Shershah Syed on Thursday showed his extreme concern about what he termed controversial bills which are under consideration in the department of law Sindh for presentation in Sindh Assembly.
He expressed these views while addressing a press conference along Sectary General Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center Dr Mirza Ali Azhar at Karachi Press Club here.
Shershah said these bills are prepared in haste and vested interests are planning to pass them when nobody in opposition has any opinion about them. He said bills will have long term impact on health delivery system in Sindh. He said it will also destroy the medical education system completely.
He said in a province where the government is facing crisis in delivery of primary healthcare, these kind of bill are only to serve the group who wants to make profit out of education and healthcare.
He asked members of provincial assembly of Sindh should read these bills carefully and vote according to their conscious. In fact before this bill should go for the voting is should be discuss in expert committees and general public should be made aware about it.
He claimed the bills which are supposed to be presented and bulldozed in the assembly included Pakistan Medical Council Sindh, Sindh Nursing Council, Pharmacy Education Council, Allied Health Professional Council and Postgraduate Medical Education Bill/ College of Physicians and Surgeons Sindh.
He said doctor community has showed extreme concern about the formation of Higher Education Commission of Sindh and appointment of chancellor of a private university as the chairman of HEC. It’s totally illegal and against the concept of conflict of interest.
He said “We believe that it’s time to act in true spirit of 18th Amendment and instead of exploiting laws for the benefit of a few people we should expose who are exploiting the system.
He appealed to the Chief Minister of Sindh and the Pakistan People Party leadership to act to strengthen PMDC, Pakistan Nursing Council and HEC in Islamabad. He said government should concentrate on the healthcare delivery system and smooth running of medical institutes on merit. He further said government should not be a party with those who are only interested in minting money.