SHCC starts registration of health centres

KARACHI: Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) Chairperson Prof Dr S Tipu Sultan said on Wednesday that registration of health facilities had started across the Sindh province and more than 50 hospitals had been registered to date while notices served to others to get them registered within 90 days.

Speaking to the media persons at Karachi Press Club, Sultan said Sindh had been facing three major challenges, including burden of diseases, challenges of diseases and menace of quackery. Chief Executive Officer, SHCC, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, Dr Farhana Memon, Dr Suleman Otho and others were also present on this occasion.

He informed that SHCC had been launched throughout the province and it would apply on healthcare establishments (HCEs), public and private hospitals, non-profit organization, charitable hospitals, trust hospitals, semi-government, and autonomous healthcare organizations.

“It will create awareness among the masses to ensure the rights and responsibilities of patients, clients and doctors,” he added.

Sultan said registration and licensing of healthcare establishments and healthcare providers would ensure that no harm was done to them through any authority and SHCC was there to protect them.

Chief Executive Officer, SHCC, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, said the aim of SHCC is to ensure that healthcare service delivery is safe, effective, compassionate and high quality, regardless of caste and creed; and it also aims to eradicate quackery from Sindh.