PIMS sets up 10-member review panel

A report of the audit will then be presented to the hospital’s executive director


Our Correspondent January 03, 2019
A report of the audit will then be presented to the hospital’s executive director. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The largest tertiary care hospital in the federal capital on Wednesday set up a 10-member death review committee to probe patient deaths during treatment at the hospital. According to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) spokesperson Dr Waseem Khawaja, the committee will be chaired by General Surgery chief Professor Dr Tanveer Khaliq. It will comprise Neuro Surgery’s Assistant Prof Dr Amir Shah, Orthopedics’ Assistant Prof Dr Ghayasuddin, Dr Khalid Saeed, Dr Abdul Khaliq, Dr Rauf Niazi, Dr Robina Aman, Dr Mariam Masood, Dr Mansoor Iqbal and Dr Fazal Aziz. Dr Khawaja said that all patient deaths will be initially reviewed by departmental committees which will then present their reports to the death review committee. This committee will then meet every week to review the reports and do a clinical audit of each patient death. A report of the audit will then be presented to the hospital’s executive director. An inquiry board, chaired by the hospital’s chief, will convene in the first week of every month which will review the reports of the review committee.  

Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2019.

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