No compromise on certified medical doctors, NA panel instructed


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has assured that the federal government is not going to compromise on the standard of training and coaching imparted to medical doctors, saying adherence to the requirements was very important if hospitals wanted competent and expert medical doctors.

He mentioned this throughout a gathering of the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services held below the chairmanship of Khalid Hussain Magsi on Friday.

The assembly additionally took up the difficulty of restoration of scholarships for college students of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Balochistan on quota.

Dr Faisal Sultan maintained now that the federal government had allotted extra particular seats than the allotted quota, it was for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to elucidate why it was not issuing scholarships to medical college students.

However, Parliamentary Secretary on Health Dr Nosheen Hamid knowledgeable the assembly that the HEC was anticipating the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to supply the listing for the mentioned scholarships.

The committee directed the well being ministry, HEC and PMC to fulfill on Tuesday to resolve the difficulty.

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PPP’s Shazia Sobia questioned the necessity for forming the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) within the presence of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Dr Faisal Sultan mentioned that the NCOC was arrange for efficient coordination to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, including its efficiency had been lauded all around the world.

“Thanks to the NCOC, it has been possible to procure essential equipment from beds in hospitals to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), oxygen and vaccines,” the PM’s aide mentioned, including that the credit score for its efficiency goes to all departments and provinces and never only one explicit particular person.

Regarding the rise within the costs of medicines, Dr Faisal defined that the hike within the costs of medicines was happening below the identical regulation which was enacted below the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) authorities.

He mentioned that below the mentioned regulation, the federal government adopted a hardship formulation below which if the costs of uncooked materials of this medication elevated internationally, the costs can be jacked up in order to make sure the provision of this medication for the sufferers.

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