The Registrar of SMDC, Dr Susan Fock Tave, is now also the Acting Chairperson of the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council until elections for a new Chairperson are held later this month. This follows the resignation, effective 30th June 2018, of the Chairperson, Dr Bernard Valentin, who cited need for new leadership of the Council as his reasons for resigning.
The eleven members of the Council are expected to vote for their new Chairperson during the regular meeting of the Council which will be held on the last Thursday of the month of July 2018 (Thursday 26th July).
Dr Susan Fock Tave is an ENT Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health and is expected to carry forward the plan to repeal and replace the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act, which came into being in 1994, almost twenty five years ago.
Work on a new Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act has already started with the assistance of the General Medical Council of United Kingdom and Dr Susan Fock Tave has been leading this effort.