The Pakistan Medical and Dental CouncilĀ  abbreviated as PMDC) is a statutory regulatory authority under the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within Pakistan. Its chief function is to “establish uniform minimum standard of basic and higher qualifications in medicine and dentistry throughout Pakistan” by controlling entry to the PMDC register, and suspending or removing members when necessary. It also sets the education standards for medical schools in Pakistan along with the Higher Education Commission
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council was initially established as the Pakistan Medical Council in 1948, by adopting the British Indian Medical Council Act 1933 on the recommendations of the 1947 Pakistan Health Conference. It was later reorganized under the Pakistan Medical Council Act 1951, whereby each province has its own medical council. In 1957, the West Pakistan Medical Council was formed by merging the Sindh Medical Council and Punjab Medical Council. The Pakistan Medical Council Ordinance 1962 established the present-day Pakistan Medical and Dental Council as a statutory body in 1962 and all provincial councils were dissolved.[2] Three amendments were passed thereafter as the Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act in 1973, 1999 and 2012

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