Message From The Chairman
Dr. Ikram Ghani
Chairman Board of Governors
Aristotle said, “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health care Commission (KP HCC) was established to ensure that quality becomes a habit in the healthcare sector. KP HCC is a statutory body to regulate public and private healthcare establishments in the province.
KP HCC has the legal mandate to regulate health care services on sound and technical footings in the public and private sectors, make provisions for safe and high quality healthcare services to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and provide mechanism for banning quackery in all its forms and manifestations.
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the Health Care Commission is committed to improve and maintain the quality of healthcare. KP HCC is registering various types of Health Care Establishments (HCEs) within its jurisdiction. To ensure quality it is introducing framework of clinical governance to enable the HCEs to achieve optimum level of safety and quality, required for healthy population of the province. To achieve this end KP HCC is initiating licensing of Health Care Establishments.
Ensuring quality in Healthcare is not easy and requires continuous involvement and support of various stakeholders. It would not be out of place to mention that the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the Minister for Health and Secretary to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Department of Health have always extended unflinching support to the KP HCC. Without their support, initiation of licensing of the HCEs to insure quality was not possible.
I would take this opportunity to urge all Health Care establishments to fulfil the legal requirement of getting themselves registered with KP HCC and start implementing the Minimum Service Delivery Standards in their respective establishments to achieve the required quality of healthcare. HCEs should also get licensed at the earliest. I assure them of the full support of KP HCC in providing them all necessary documents, trainings and handholding. Health Care Establishments which continue to provide healthcare without getting licensed with KP HCC may render themselves liable to legal consequences, including, but not limited to, closure of the health facility.