Health Minister Dr. Fauzia Nur today tabled the Health Practitioners and Regulation Bill in the Upper House as the government seeks to regulate medical practice in the country.
The Bill which was approved by the cabinet in 2017 and subsequently passed by the Lower House seeks to regulate medical practice and training in the country.
The bill which proposes the formation of a national medical regulatory body will seek to regulate training of medical staff in universities and colleges, licensing of various medical practitioners among them doctors and pharmacists.
The national regulatory body will also create a curriculum for the training of medical practitioners in addition to licensing training centres in the country. Every two years, the bill reads, medical training centres will be subjected to review to ensure they meet the standards in terms of equipment and training.