IPH, PHC to train health professionals

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18th Aug, 2021. 01:26 pm

LAHORE: The Institute of Public Health (IPH) and Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) will collaborate to impart training on the minimum service delivery standards (MSDS) to the qualified healthcare service providers and managers of the healthcare establishments of both public and private sectors, a statement said.

In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by IPH Board of Management chairman Lt Gen Khalid Maqbool (Retd), PHC Board of Commissioners chairperson Prof Dr Attiya Mubarak Khalid, PHC chief executive officer Dr Muhammad Saqib Aziz and IPH dean Prof Zarfishan Tahir.

PHC directors Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Salariya, Dr Muhammad Anwar Janjua and Dr Shamaun Masood, teachers and students of the IPH were also present on the occasion.

Lt Gen Maqbool lauded the PHC for its academic role of guiding other provinces in introducing reforms and regulatory frameworks in their respective areas.

“This is heartening to see the IPH is now also collaborating with the PHC for imparting training to the healthcare service providers. The institute is already jointly working with the international and national organisations and universities for promoting healthcare services, higher medical education and research,” he added.

Prof Attiya Mubarak, apprised the participants about the PHC’s regulatory framework, and said the commission has developed MSDS for 13 different types of healthcare establishments, which were being implemented across the province.

She said IPH and PHC were working towards the similar objective of bringing betterment in the healthcare service delivery, and after signing of the MoU, both would jointly work towards achieving this objective and lauded the IPH for its good work.

Prof Zarfishan Tahir said the IPH would prepare modules of the MSDS, and institutionalise the training programme jointly with the PHC, which would surely bring improvement in the healthcare service delivery.

She expressed the hope that the MoU would prove to be an important milestone in the long run.

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