That SHCC is a constant source of unease and anxiety for doctors in Sindh province, said PMA Sindh President Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, President PMA Karachi Dr Sharif Hashmani, Secretary General of PMA Sindh Dr Rafiqul Hassan Khokhar and Secretary General of PMA Karachi Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro in a press conference.
“We warn that if SHCC’s behavior does not change, we will challenge SHCC’s unlawful activities in court,” said Dr Azhar.
Dr Hashmani said the PMA does not support strikes and closings of health facilities, “but in these circumstances, we would be helpless if angry doctors took to the streets.”
The PMA leadership reminded that the SHCC was formed to register doctors and health facilities, to act quickly when there are complaints of medical malpractice and the eradication of shamanism.
As far as doctor registrations are concerned, low-level officials from the SHCC went to doctors, behaved badly with them and closed their clinics without a valid reason, they said.
Regarding actions against fake doctors, they said, the SHCC promoted shamanism by enlisting large numbers of homeopaths and herbalists, who practiced illegal allopathic practice with the approval of SHCC officials for the alleged payment of protection money.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2021.