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PHC Suspends Surgeries in 23 Operation Theatres of 5 Hospitals

PHC Suspends Surgeries in 23 Operation Theatres of 5 Hospitals


admin | January 13, 2018 | category: Health and Beauty

PHC Suspends Surgeries in 23 Operation Theatres of 5 Hospitals. 17 hospitals served show-cause notices for not implementing MSDS. The Punjab Healthcare Commission has suspended all kinds of surgeries in 23 operation theatres of five hospitals, and issued show-cause notices to 17 healthcare establishments for violating the provisions of the PHC Act 2010 and not implementing the Minimum Service Delivery Standards.

According to the details, out of these operation theatres ten were of the Ittefaq Hospital, whereas the others included Lahore General Hospital 5, Government Teaching Hospital Shahdarah 4, Sharif Medical City Hospital 3 and Life Hospital one. Moreover, the respective administrations of these hospitals have been directed to submit laboratory reports to the Commission assuring that standardised measures have been implemented in their theatres. Also, these healthcare establishments have also been served show-cause notices.

During the last two days, the inspection teams of the PHC inspected 28 hospitals, and served show-cause notices on 22 HCEs for their failure to implement the MSDS. These hospitals included Services Hospital, Lady Willingdon Hospital, Children’s and Institute of Child Health, Gulab Devi Hospital, Wapda Teaching Hospital Complex, Doctors’ Hospital and Medical Centre, Bahria Town Hospital, Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital, Zainab Memorial Hospital, Omer Hospital, Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust Hospital, Saira Memorial Hospital, KhairunnisaHospital, Horizon Hospital, Mid City Hospital, Masood Hospital and Farooq Hospital.

The spokesperson of the Commission has said that the administrations of all these hospitals have been directed to appear before the PHC committee to explain the reasons for not implementing the MSDS. “They have been also directed to ensure the MSDS implementation immediately,” he added.

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PHC initiates MSDS process for midwifery, MCH, FW centres

PHC Initiates MSDS Process for Midwifery, MCH, FW Centres


Sumera Saeed | January 11, 2018 | category: Health and Beauty

PHC Initiates MSDS Process for Midwifery, MCH, FW Centres.The Punjab Healthcare Commission has initiated the process for developing the Minimum Service Delivery Standards for category-III healthcare establishments providing services related to midwifery, mother-child healthcare and family welfare centres.

A consultative meeting of the Technical Working Group on the development of the MSDS for these centres was held on Thursday to provide expert recommendations from the relevant stakeholders and experts, which will form the framework for the proposed MSDS.

Experts from the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department, Population Welfare Department, Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition Program (IRMNC&NP), Director General Nursing, Controller Nursing Examination Board, Public Health Nursing School, Lady Willingdon Hospital and Lady Aitchison Hospital Lahore participated.

Director Clinical Governance and Organisational Standards PHC Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Salarya briefed the group about the PHC working on the MSDS for the centres and other areas. Director Complaints PHC Prof Dr Riaz Tasneem highlighted issues commonly encountered during complaints management at the Commission. Former Dean Institute of Public Health Prof Dr Maqsood Ahmad facilitated the group work and presented an initial framework for seeking expert opinion in each functional area of the midwifery practices and MCH services.

Chief Operating Office PHC Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan,in his closing address, said the Commission was the first statutory body to develop the MSDS for different types ofhealthcare establishments, which were being implemented across the province in all the HCEs. He mentioned that the PHC was guiding other provinces for regulating the healthcare services. “The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh have replicated the Punjab Healthcare Commission Act, and the federal government has done so recently,” he said, while adding that quality assurance should be made part of the medical education.

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