Standards for rehabilitation centres reviewed

Standards for rehabilitation centres reviewed

APP July 30, 2020
The rehabilitation centre is the last hope of many drug addicts. PHOTO: EXPRESS


The Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) has started the finalisation of Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for the psychiatric diseases and addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres to improve the regulation of the healthcare facilities.

In this regard, a consultative meeting was held on Wednesday, chaired by PHC Chief Executive Officer Dr Shuaib Khan.

The PHC CEO underlined the need for finalising the MSDS by objectively keeping in mind the ground realities and ensuring self-respect and dignity of the patients.

He also vowed to work jointly with the Punjab Mental Health Authority for bringing policies which would complement each other.

Clinical Governance and Organisational Standards Director Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Salaryia briefed the participants about the PHC's regulatory ambit and development of the MSDS for different kinds of healthcare establishments.

He also gave a presentation about the salient features of the MSDS of psychiatric diseases, addiction and rehabilitation centres.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2020.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ