Regulation of healthcare services is a priority of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in order to ensure quality of care and safety in health care system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government established the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission (KP HCC) in 2015. The KP HCC is an autonomous body governed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health care Commission Act, 2015. The Act envisages regulation of both public and private health care establishments in the province to improve quality.
The commission is mandated to provide protection to the people of the province in securing their right to quality healthcare through eradication of quackery and other malpractices, setting standards for all types of medical practice, including but not limited to allopathic and alternative medicines (Homeopathy, Ayurvedic and Tibb). KP HCC carries out this function through registration and licensing of the health care establishments.
Message From The Chairman
Message From The CEO
Dr. Nadeem Akhtar
Chief Executive Officer
Quality costs but poor quality costs higher. This is true for every sphere of life; however, in the health sector, its importance cannot be overemphasized. It ensures the safety of patients as well as health care providers. Patient safety is not new in the medical field but is a relatively newer concept for the general public. Regulation of health care services is now a priority at the national and provincial government level. In order to ensure the quality of care and safety in the health care system of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government established the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (KP HCC) to regulate the Health Care Establishments (HCEs), both in public and private sectors in the province, to improve quality of health care, and ensure the safety of patients and health care providers.
The KP HCC envisions to be the leading accreditation body of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Regulating healthcare services is a challenging task and the Health care Commission is in the process of making the general environment conducive, where the HCEs strive voluntarily for maintaining and improving quality.
Patients’ safety is a priority and HCC is determined to ensure it through the eradication of quackery. We are conducting anti-quackery activities throughout the province. However, to eradicate this menace and ensure the safety of patients, it is a social obligation of the people not to get treatment from quacks. Let us join hands to identify and discourage quacks to practice medicine for safer healthcare services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.