Senate body receives briefing on NIH’s performance

Staff Reporter

Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Monday received briefing on functioning and performance of National Institute of Health (NIH).
The committee meeting chaired by Senator Sajjad Hussain Turi also received briefing on Pakistan Medical and Dentil Council’s (PMDC) functions, role, working mechanism, performance and especially admission policy in the private medical colleges.
President Homeopathy Council, Islamabad informed the committee regarding its new elections to be held in 2017 and reasons for delay in election process.
The body discussed the implementation status of the recommendations made by the committee in its previous meeting.
The committee also discussed The National Health Care Bill, 2017 introduced by Senator Muhammad Azam Swati in the Senate sitting on April 10.
Officials from PMDC informed the committee that the council has taken action against 100 medical practitioners while several fake clinics have been closed down by the council in Lahore. They said PMDC board will cancel the licenses of doctors who are involved in violation of PMDC rules.
Executive Director NIH informed the members that a committee has been constituted to look into the matter of medical tests of Senator Khalida Parveen.
He said the committee’s report will be presented in the committee’s next meeting. The committee members recommended the chairman Senate committee for taking serious notice of faulty results of medical tests being conducted at NIH. They were of view that patients have serious concerns about standard of laboratory at NIH.

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