KARACHI: Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) on Friday announced to launch a smartphone-based application to fight the menace of quackery in collaboration with a private company named Authentic Smartphone App.
This was announced by SHCC Chairperson Dr Tipu Sultan during a press conference held at Karachi Press Club. SHCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Minhaj A Qidwai, Monitoring & Evolution Director Dr Suleman Otho, Authentic Smartphone App Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Syed Hashim Hasan and others were present on the occasion.
Dr Sultan said SHCC is an autonomous regulatory authority to ensure the quality of healthcare and eradicate quackery in the province. He said to take an innovate approach to deal with quackery by bringing this issue at the conscious level of common man. He informed that SHCC, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, is launching a mobile phone (Smartphone) based application to fight the menace of quackery in collaboration with Authentic, a private concern.
He said Smartphone App is being launched under ‘patient safety first’ slogan and a patient can easily the check doctor’s Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) registration number through mobile app by entering his/her registration number on the spot.