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PMDC registered 4,766 MBBS, 759 BDS doctors in 2007

Islamabad, Feb 01, 2008: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) registered 4,766 MBBS doctors last year, 2,608 of them female and 2,158 male, according to official record collected.

Similarly, 759 dentists were registered in the same period, 515 female and 244 male. It is interesting that the number of female doctors exceeded that of their male counterparts. The PMDC also registered 1,086 medical specialists, 753 male and 333 female. Thirty-two dental specialists, six female and 26 male, were also registered last year.

With the fresh entries, the total number of MMBS doctors came to 127,893 in 2007 from 123,126 in 2006 and that of BDS doctors to 8,197 from 7,438.

Likewise, the number of medical specialists increased to 19,990 in 2007 from 18,904 in 2006 and that of dental specialists to 442 from 410.

In Pakistan, MBBS and BDS degree holders have to get themselves registered with the PMDC to start practice. A PMDC official, wanting not to be named, said that many doctors started practice without fulfilling the registration requirement.

He said a number of doctors went abroad and a few hundreds stopped practice for various reasons every year. He said private and government medical and dental colleges offered admission to over 7,000 students a year.

Provincial breakdown of registered doctors: According to PMDC statistics, 2,218 (960 male and 1,258 female) MBBS doctors were registered in Punjab; 1,556 (580 male and 976 female) in Sindh; 664 (425 male and 239 female) in NWFP; 158 (87 male and 71 female) in Balochistan; 99 (56 male and 43 female) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 71 (50 male and 21 female) were foreign degree holders.

Similarly, 337 (107 male and 230 female) BDS doctors were registered in Punjab; 267 (80 male and 187 female) in Sindh; 119 (40 male and 79 female) in NWFP; eight (three male and five female) in Balochistan; 17 (seven male and 10 female) in AJK, while 11 (seven male and four female) held foreign degrees.

The total number of registered MBBS doctors stands at 52,008 (32,697 male and 19,311 female) in Punjab; 53,101 (31,117 male and 21,984 female) in Sindh; 13,826 (9,994 male and 3,832 female) in NWFP; 3,969 (2,660 male and1309 female) in Balochistan and 2,247 (1,535 male and 712 female) in AJK while the number of foreign degree holders is 2,742 (2125 male and 617 female).

The total number of BDS doctors stands at 3,224 (1,715 male and 1,509 female) in Punjab; 2,927 (1,270 male and 1,657 female) in Sindh; 1,272 (761 male and 511 female) in NWFP; 209 (149 male and 60 female) in Balochistan and 206 (139 male and 67 female) in AJK and 359 (273 male and 86 female) hold foreign dental graduation degrees.

Improving healthcare: The PMDC official said the ratio between health facilities and the population had improved over the years and so had the number of doctors, but the country was still far behind the internationally accepted ratio of one doctor for 1,000 people.

He said one doctor was available for 1,310 patients at present, suggesting more doctors were needed. He said the ratio of dentists was dismal as there was one dentist for 25,107 people. Daily Times

Your Comments

"it has been observed that there are many doctors working in NGO sector who have fack documents taken from sindh medical college. by giving bribe to the head of departments and you people give them registration so please do not do this those people do what ever they want please check the registration of every doctor and pass a resolutaion that when ever a doctor is hired his documents will be verified. hope you will respond to it "
Name: mohammad
City, Country: Quetta, Pakistan

Name: Ahmed
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan

"aslam o alaikum i want to give give coment that the number of doctors are less as compared to patient the number of doctors are graduated same every year but patient are increasing day by day so i want to request PMDC to make colleges of optometry and orthoptics so it will help to reduce patient rate becoz in this matter we r quite back from india so plz make certain colleges and they must be recognized by PMDC and a few which r present should be recognized as pico in peshawar so more number of students should start joing it."
Name: Muhammad Omair
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan

"make some short courses for those doctors who are doing jobs in remote areas and can not attend teaching hospitals.i mean teaching at DHQ/THQ hospital and at the end of course certificates of experince should be given with approval of pmdc."
Name: dr zulfiqar ali babar
City, Country: sargodha, Pakistan

"Salam Alaikum, How can one check accepted candidates lists from any area ? Mostly it seem some seats are traded or forged documents for admissions."
Name: Mohammad
City, Country: Texas, USA

"i have sent my pmdc for registeration of my postgraduate degree for last 08 months but still i am awaiting."
Name: dileep kumar
City, Country: jacobabad sindh pakistan

"I am searching for Dr Padma sonali(BDS) india,who was my class mate in the year 1990. If any info please forward details Regards."
Name: Amar
City, Country: vishakapatnam ,india

"A.o.A iwant to ask ,who is th youngest doctor registered in Pakistan Medical and Dental Concil?"
Name: jahanzeb
City, Country: Quetta,Pakistan

"there is no proper site to chick the pmdc no of our new empollyers"
Name: dr.amir
City, Country:karachi , pakistan

"i lost my pmdc what should ido help me please."
Name: dr.rozina
City, Country:karachi pakistan

"aslam o alaikum i would like to confirm following points. My sister presently she is studying in Hunain university at China. She would like to get internalship training from Pakistan mostly Rwp/IBd. and after completion of all training how to become a member of PMDC. thank you"
City, Country: ISLAMABAD

"I think you should check yr doctors that go to work in foreign countries with fake documentation because they bribed professors and then they ruin kids and put it on misadventure instead of incapability because they never went to medical school This happened in a medditerranean country in 1977 Kids are still suffering because of them Hope Allah put his hands on them"
Name: maria
City, Country:quetta

"i have need mbbs doctor & gynae dr for my private hospital behtreen package & facilities provide ki jaen gi plz contact this number"
Name: Dr.Abid Ali
City, Country:pakistan

"My pmdc number 44921-s. I submitted my pmdc for renewal and registration of MD neurology 01 year back but i didnot recieved any information regarding my pmdc so please inorm me as soon as possible. thanks.?"
Name: Dr aalamzaib aashiq masud
City, Country: Karachi

"Plz Send me the PMDC Number of Dr Asmat Nawaz?"
Name: Aslam Mlaik
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan

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