KARACHI: The Sindh High Court restrained on Wednesday Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) from taking coercive action against Dr Tipu Sultan, former president of the Pakistan Medical Association in pursuance of its notice regarding action against quackery.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar issued notice to National Health Services secretary and PMDC president to file their respective replies to the petition till January 29.
The petitioner Dr Tipu stated that PMDC got published a public notice titled ‘Public at Large is Hereby Warned to Check Quackery’ on November 29 and mentioned his name in the list of quack doctors.
He added since expiry of his PMDC certificate in December 2013, he had applied for its renewal but PMDC had not process his application yet. He told the judges that it was because of his tougher stance on the controversial health issues including formation of Sindh Medical and Dental Council, PMDC turned hostile towards him and deliberately not renewing his certificate.
He expressed fears that PMDC intended to take coercive action against him and in that regard it had demanded details of the patients he treated in previous three months. He requested the court to order PMDC to expeditiously process his application and issue certificate. The court was pleaded to restrain PMDC from taking coercive action.
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