Uganda medical team visits PHC offices

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A delegation from Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) visited Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) offices, here on Friday.

The UMDPC delegation had a meeting with senior officials of the Punjab Healthcare Commission and received briefing about the jurisdiction, working, mandate and achievements of the Commission.

The visitors were informed that a three-pronged strategy – encompassing standard development, enforcement and inspection, and complaint management – had been adopted by the PHC for improving the health-care service delivery in the province.

The visitors were told that, as per the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the federal gov-ernment was responsible for regulating medical education including curriculum, training examination and licensing of the healthcare professionals whereas the healthcare service delivery fell under the provinces, which had established their respective healthcare commissions for regulating the quality of healthcare.

It was mentioned that the Punjab province was the first to establish the commission as a premier regulatory authority to carry out the task, while the rest provinces followed suit.

The delegation was also briefed about processes of standard development, registration, licensing, in-spections, complaint management, anti-quackery and other areas.

The UMDPC delegation gave an overview of their Council, its working and various facets of quality healthcare service delivery.

The delegates appreciated the PHC for its success in bringing reforms to healthcare service delivery.

 

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