3400 facilities run by Quacks made dysfunctional by PHC

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3400 facilities run by Quacks
made dysfunctional by PHC

LAHORE: The Punjab Healthcare Commission has identified managerial attitude as major factor towards poor quality service delivery in the Review and Coordination Committee meeting with Punjab Health Department. The meeting was held on May 5th 2016.

Advisor to Chief Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique and Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Shah led the Health Department team that met the PHC team under the leadership of COO Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan to discuss and review the implementation status of Minimum Service Delivery Standards at Government Hospitals and progress on Anti-Quackery campaign and quality assurance.

Khawaja Salman Rafique asked the PHC to support in imparting training on standards pertaining to Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Control to the concerned staff. On suggestion from the Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education, the PHC agreed to support the development of Key Performance Indicators for the concerned healthcare service providers and monitoring their performance.
While presenting the progress of the anti-quackery campaign, the COO PHC informed the meeting that more than 3400 premises of quacks had been made dysfunctional in 19 districts of Punjab in the initial phase. Also, Rs.17,043,000 had been collected as fine.

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan also presented data on complaints received against health facilities of all levels and shared a district-wise comparison of the same between public and private sector. He said that Teaching Hospitals had started compliance with standards and the same was needed at DHQ and THQ level.