Around mid-2018, the Saudi Health Ministry contacted the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP
) and informed them of the problem.
The universities and the CPSP
need to resolve the matter.
From Pakistan, CPSP
informed the authorities about training and examination system and worldwide acceptance of FCPS and MCPS.
The committee held that PMDC has been hijacked by CPSP
through its President, Dr Zafarullah Chaudhry, member from KPK Prof.
It is also ludicrous to state that foreign medical councils are so gullible as to reject the MD/MS simply because of some imagined negative campaign by the CPSP
. These councils are very well informed regarding the standards of medical qualifications in Pakistan.
He claimed that CPSP
delegations during recent visits to Saudi Arabia and some Gulf states had presented distorted facts about Pakistan's university programme to maintain monopoly of the CPSP-sponsored FCPS qualification.
Acknowledging the contribution made by CPSP
in the training of medical professionals, he said there was need to also focus that the medical graduates and post graduates passing out from institutions concerned were fully conscious of ground realities with regard to healthcare needs of the masses.
Zafar Ullah Chaudhry as the President of CPSP
As per notification CPSP
/Sec/2019/196, dated March 1, 2019 Prof.
Khalid Masood Gondal assured that CPSP
will support whatever needed by the faculty of ophthalmology.
The present KCD's management thanked President CPSP
Zafar Ullah Chodhri, Khalid Masood Gondal (Vice President CPSP
) and Regional Director Waqar Ullah Jan for their full cooperation in this regard said the spokesperson on Saturday.