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Aims, Roles and Responsibilities
The Punjab Healthcare Commission aims to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare services and ban quackery in all its forms and manifestations.
Aims of PHC
The Punjab Healthcare Commission aims to improve the quality of healthcare service delivery for the people of Punjab through implementation of Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) in both public and private sector healthcare establishments including allopathic system of medicine & surgery, alternate systems of medicine like Homeopathy and Tibb.
Roles & Responsibilities
Maintain register of all healthcare service providers
Grant, revoke and renew Licenses – impose and collect fees
Monitor, enforce and regulate the implementation of Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS)
Enquire and investigate into maladministration, malpractice, medical negligence and system failures
Advocate rights and responsibilities of recipients and providers of the healthcare services
Take cognizance of harassment of Healthcare Service Provider or damage to a Healthcare Establishment (HCE)
Promote healthcare establishments’ capacity- building and organizational learning
Conduct awareness activities
Grade Healthcare Establishments
Take necessary steps to ban quackery
Conduct third party evaluation – independent performance audit of HCEs
Take measures and devise strategy to address counter sale of drugs without prescription
Develop Accreditation programs for healthcare service providers and grant accreditation
Key Regulatory Functions:
Develop and notify Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for all categories of Healthcare Establishments
Inspect HCEs to ensure compliance with the PHC standards
License HCEs that meet the standards. A HCE that does not meet the minimum service delivery requirements will not be licensed and will not be allowed to operate.
Suspend or revoke licenses in part or in full on non-compliance with standards, maladministration, mal-practice or medical negligence
Charge fees from healthcare establishments for licensing/provisional licensing
Levy fines on HCEs for non-compliance with MSDS
Investigate serious system failures in service provision
Vision, Mission, Core Values
Aims, Roles and Responsibilities
Board Of Commissioners
Technical Advisory Committee
PHC Act, 2010
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