KP Healthcare Commission to Follow Standards set by Punjab Health Care Commission

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 Minimum Health Services Delivery Standards

KP Healthcare Commission to Follow Standards
set by Punjab Health Care Commission

 PHCC has so far registered 32,000 healthcare establishments, while
18,000 applications have been received for the issuance of licences

LAHORE: A four member delegation from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission recently visited Lahore and had detailed discussions with the PHCC team. The delegation was given a detailed briefing about the working of the PHC, its various departments, challenges of the health sector and functions. The PHC has offered to extend every possible help to the KPHC.  Later it decided to follow the Minimum Service Delivery Standards set by PHCC and replicate clinical governance in the province says a communication received from PHCC.

Speaking at the occasion Aazar Sardar Chief Operating Officer KPHC said that “The model developed by the Punjab Healthcare Commission has been immensely helpful in regulating the public and private healthcare establishments by promoting a culture of clinical governance, which will be replicated in the KP,”.

A delegation from Khyber PK Healthcare Commission recently visited the offices of Punjab HealthCare Commission
in Lahore. Picture taken on this occasion shows the visiting team members photographed
with
Dr. M. Ajmal COO of Punjab HealthCare Commission and other staff.

Chief Operating Officer PHC Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, while welcoming the delegation, briefed the delegation in detail about the Commission, its objectives, core functions and challenges addressed the Commission. The delegation was informed that the Commission had already registered over 32,000 healthcare establishments, while about 18,000 applications had been received for the issuance of licences. “To eliminate quackery in all its manifestations, the PHC has closed down businesses of over 3,000 quacks and imposed a fine of over Rs.27 million during the last 15 months,” he added. The delegation was also told that the MSDS had been outlined for the clinics and laboratories, which would be implemented after the final approval.

The KPHC delegation, comprising Director Licensing Dr Khalid, Additional Director Monitoring and Evaluation Abdul Nasir and IT consultant Sohaib Khan took keen interest in the development and functions of the Commission, implementation of the MSDS, divergent issues faced by the PHC and their resolution. (PR)

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