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Healthcare bill introduced in KP Assembly

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Published: January 16, 2015 06:29 pm

Food Safety BillISLAMABAD: A bill to form a healthcare commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was introduced by the provincial health minister on January 9 during the 21st sitting of the 15th KP Assembly session.

The bill seeks to set up a commission to register and issue licenses to healthcare centres, handle complaints and inspect/maintain health facilities in the province besides imposing fines to violators.

The commission will be headed by a chief executive officer appointed by the commission itself and consist no more than 10 members. One member will be appointed from the Health Department, Home Department and the Pakistan Accreditation Council while the remaining seven members will be from the private sector.

The commission will be authorized to impose a fine of up to Rs50,000 for non-compliance and suspend/revoke licenses of anyone found guilty of malpractice. All aggrieved parties owing to action taken by the commission may challenge its decisions in a district or sessions court.

 

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