Resolution adopted to improve healthcare
LAHORE, Aug 2: The Technical Advisory Committee of the Punjab Healthcare Commission has unanimously adopted a resolution with regard to provision of facilities to improve the standard of health care in the province.
Under the resolution, it will be binding upon public and private hospitals, health centres and laboratories all over the province to implement Minimum Service Delivery Standards.
Addressing the inaugural function of the committee under the aegis of the Punjab Healthcare Commission, Health Secretary Arif Nadeem said under the resolution public and private sector hospitals, health centres, laboratories and other such institutions would be able to get licences.
He said Punjab Healthcare Commission was an autonomous body set-up under the Punjab Healthcare Commission Act and its aim was to improve health facilities, redress complaints about treatment and eliminate quackery from public health institutions in Punjab through clinical governance.
Nadeem said committee’s objective was to provide guidance to the commission on matters relating to public health and committee members would work as commission’s brand ambassadors.
Addressing the committee, Healthcare Commission Board of Commissioners Chairman Justice Amir Raza Khan (retired) highlighted committee’s role in the success of the Punjab Healthcare Commission.
Chief Operating Officer Dr Ajmal Khan talked about matters of various directorates.
Health expert Lindsay Sales briefed committee members about Minimum Service Delivery Standards.
The Punjab Medical and Dental Council, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Pakistan Medical Association, Pakistan Nursing Council, King Edward Medical University, University of Health Sciences, Homeopathy Tib & Pharmacy Council, Punjab Medical Faculty, private health sector, district governments and young doctors have representation in the committee.
Committee convener Dr Asad Ashraf assured the healthcare commission of his full cooperation.