Over 500 Illegal Medical Practitioners, Diagnosing Centers Operating In Peshawar, Rural KP

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Over 500 illegal medical practitioners, diagnosing centers operating in Peshawar, rural KP

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : Director General HCC, Dr. Mohammad Zafar on Tuesday said more than 500 illegal and unauthorized medical practitioners, diagnosing centers and others medical centres are operating in the rural Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially in provincial capital.

He said that the commission pointed out such illegal run medical centres and unauthorized practitioners who were arrested by the police but later freed, he maintained, said a press release issued here.

Expressing his views during an orientation conference held here by HCC and attended by physicians, health experts and managers, he said that HCC has initiated work on its tasks included action against all illegal and unauthorized medical practitioners, diagnosing centers and others.

He said that the commission is working to ensure streamlining of health delivery system according to the needs and expectation of ailing humanity. A number of highly senior physicians, doctors, health managers, representatives of private health institutions, nurses, paramedics and people from civil society organizations turned to the gathering.

Amongst them Dr. Jamil Ur Rahman, Principal of Rahman Medical College, Dr. Abdul Jamil, Dr. Jehangir Khalil, Dr. Saeed Sultan, Dr. Sidra Jabbar, Dr. Lubna Hassan, Dr. Akbar Khalil, Dr. Ghulam Rasool, and others.

At the very outset of the first ever orientation conference, the HCC Director General Dr. Mohammad Zafar and Chief Executive Asif Naveed explained objectives to regulate the health care system according to established rules and government policies.

In this respect, they highlighted various clauses and section of the HCC and said that stakeholders from all concerned sectors needs to help them in pin pointing of the gray and black areas as well as help them in evolving a strategy for resolving all such problems.

Dr. Zafar said that stakeholders from all medical sectors needs to help the commission in pointing out of such illegally run medical centers and unauthorized practitioners. Similarly, he said that HCC evolving a plan also for capacity building of medical practitioners, para medics, nurses and others with help of both public and private sectors.

The commission making its best to ensure monitoring and evaluation of all health delivery care centers through independent monitors and auditors. Dr. Abdul Jamil in his remarks termed the task too much challenging for the HCC, saying it is possible with maximum coordination with doctors, physicians and other health related circles.

Dr. Sidra Jabbar viewed that health delivery system could easily be streamlined with appointment, posting and utilization of funds and resources on merit. Dr. Ghulam Rasool said that unless discouraging reversing of health policies and priorities by successive political government's no one could put affairs of health delivery institutions on its right tracks.