Say No to Quackery with SHCC – App launched

Karachi: The Sindh Healthcare Commission, an autonomous regulatory authority to ensure quality of 0healthcare in the province has launched a mobile based application to fight the menace of quackery in collaboration with Authentik, announced by the commission’s chairperson, Prof Dr Tipu Sultan at a press conference today.

The press conference was attended by the chairman of Sindh health care commission, Prof Tipu Sultan, Dr Minhaj Qidwai CEO, Dr Suleman Otho, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar and Dr Mahmood Shah representing PMA and PDA respectively.

The commission’s formation is a milestone for patients and healthcare providers as it will help both patients and those providing healthcare facilities. This collaboration with Authentik a private entity will accelerate the process of fight against quackery in the province of Sindh, which is one of the prime target of SHCC.

Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Minhaj A. Qidwai said that the purpose of setting up the SHCC is to improve the quality of healthcare services, ensure clinical governance and ban quackery in the province. He said the SHCC was an autonomous body incorporate in Sindh to regulate healthcare services and ensure clinical governance.

The commission has also outlined the process of complaints to be received by the commission and developing documents of patients, healthcare provider and healthcare establishment. SHCC has made it mandatory for healthcare establishment and healthcare providers practicing in province Sindh to register, as per registration process. The registration forms are available on the SHCC website, and can be completed online.

Authentik has partnered with Sindh Healthcare Commission as part of its corporate social responsibility to equip end users to only go to qualified doctor or dentists registered with PM&DC. It also enables the end user to verify a medicine at the time of purchase. Authentik is a revolutionary application, developed by a team of professional experts to fight the menace of quackery and counterfeit medicines.

Authentik’s anti-quackery solution is free of charge for enhanced patient safety and well-being. Authentik is free and easy-to-install and use application which can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple Store for iOS devices.

Authentik using the Global Tracking Item Number (GTIN) used by companies to uniquely identify their trade items. The application is compliant with Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan and assists manufacturers in implementing a mobile-first consumer end solution.

Sindh Health Care Commission has urged the civil society and media to support them in their initiative to provide better healthcare to the people of Sindh.

August 31, 2018

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