KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday announced the establishment of Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC), an autonomous regulatory authority, with a task to ensure the quality of healthcare in the province.
The newly appointed SHCC Chairperson Dr Tipu Sultan informed that the commission is a regulatory authority formed by Sindh Health Department to register complaints and monitor public & private hospitals to eliminate quackery from the province.
He said the aim of the commission is to provide quality healthcare facilities to the residents of the province and get rid of quackery. He said all private hospitals, clinics, maternity homes, blood banks and laboratories in the province would now have to register with the commission.
The key responsibilities of SHCC are to advocate & create awareness about Sindh Services Delivers Standards (SSDS), register all primary, secondary & tertiary Health Care Establishments (HCEs), evaluate the implementation of SSDS and issue provisional licenses to the HCEs.
The formal launching ceremony of SHCC, planned to be conducted in a local hotel, was postponed as Provincial Minister Sindh Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife’s death. The new date for formal launching will be announced soon.