The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Tuesday initiated a three-day training workshop on the Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for the field coordinators of the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department.
This workshop has been arranged on the request of the SH&ME for training the coordinators, who had comeback from Turkey recently after another training there. Besides acting as master trainers, the coordinators will monitor implementation of the MSDS in hospitals. They were given detailed information about the Standards, different ways and means for their implementation and various aspects for the inspections.
While addressing the inaugural session, Chief Operating Officer PHC Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan said a strong and effective team of the field coordinators was being prepared for the monitoring of the MSDS implementation, which would help in ensuring quality healthcare.
He was of the view that it was the time to highlight importance of provision of quality healthcare, and remove misconceptions and doubts from the minds. “We must provide the same quality of healthcare to all across the society which we like for our kids and family,” he added. Earlier, Director PHC Dr Mushtaq Ahmed briefed the trainees in detail about different stages of the MSDS development, background, objectives and importance.
Three members of the Turkish health ministry delegation, which is working on hospitals in the Punjab under Dr Hassan Kagill, also attended the training. They appreciated the PHC for conducting a useful workshop, and vowed to provide every possible assistance to improve the healthcare system.