KARACHI: A consultative meeting and awareness program was conducted with stakeholders by the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) officials from the Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training on 13th February 2019 at Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi.
This awareness session comprised of a brief discussion on the aims and objectives of the Sindh Healthcare Commission. It also highlighted the Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for homeopathic clinics and their measurable criteria in detail, enunciating why is it necessary for every homeopathic clinic to ensure that proper measures of quality management are being observed. The session also laid emphasis on the registration of homeopathic doctors with the SHCC.
The session was attended by homeopathic doctors registered with the National Council of Homeopathy. This session was organized in collaboration with Ash Welfare Organization.
A meeting was also held between the Directors of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training, SHCC, regarding hospital waste disposal. The KMC informed the SHCC of the waste segregation problem of some renowned HCEs’. Hospitals are reportedly selling hospital waste to people who either reuse the plastic and the sharps or recycle them and are a major causative factor behind the spread of infection.
In the Directorate of Anti-quackery, a total of 44 applications for de-sealing have been processed by its Inspection & Enforcement Team. The Directorate of Anti-quackery has planned a massive crackdown in multiple districts of Sindh with stakeholders.
The Board of Commissioners approved the SoPs for the Inspection & Enforcement Cell of the Anti-Quackery Directorate.
In the Directorate of Registration, 74 new applications have been received for provisional licensing, and 70 registration certificates have been issued in a week. The inspection team of SHCC has inspected Memon Medical Institute, Safoora Goth, and Civil Hospital, Karachi.
The Directorate of Complaint visited the Dow University of Health Sciences addressing the filed complaint. An inspection was also carried out in Arooba Hospital and Al-Shifa Medical Centre.