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SHCC Initiative for Improved Healthcare System

KARACHI– Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Minhaj A Qidwai, along with Director Licensing & Accreditation Dr. Farhana Memon, held a meeting regarding setting up Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC)  to improve the quality of healthcare services and ban quackery in the province of Sindh, in all its forms and manifestations.

SHCC is an autonomous corporate body in Sindh, to regulate healthcare services and ensure clinical governance. Dr. Qidwai also outlined the process of complaints to be received by commission and developing documents of patients, healthcare provider and healthcare establishment.

 Director Licensing & Accreditation Dr. Farhana Memon highlighted the registration process. She informed that the registration & licensing from SHCC was mandatory for healthcare establishment and healthcare providers practicing in Sindh, as per rules.  The registration forms are available at SHCC office, as well as on their website, and can be completed online.

In this regard, 3 public notices from SHCC has been published in leading newspapers and after the given timeline, the unregistered HCE and HCP will be considered as un authorized healthcare practitioners. Action will be taken against them in pursuance of Section 14 of Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) Act 2013.

This meeting was attended by Director General Health Services Sindh Dr. Muhammad Akhlaque, and his team, Board of Commissioner of Sindh Healthcare Commission Dr. Abdul Sattar Memon, Director ICD, Dr. Abdul Wahid Wadho Medical Superintendent’s LUMS Hyderabad, all District Health Officers (DHO’s) Taluka Health Officers (THO’s), Medical Superintendent’s of DHQ’s and THQ’s of Sindh. The participants shared their experience in their field and ensured their corporation.  The Director General Health (Hyderabad) Dr. Muhammad Akhlaque in his closing remarks assured the full corporation from Directorate of health Sindh in execution of SHCC Act 2013.

May 17, 2018

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