KPK government decided to enhance the existing penalties illegal/un registered/ sub-standard health care


Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has in principle decided to enhance the existing penalties both fines and imprisonment for illegal/un registered/ sub-standard health care setups of private sector to maximum level with the aim to curb the menace effectively. The government has also decided to make it compulsory that no health care setup of private sector including hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, clinics, maternity centers, dental clinics etc, will be established without the prior approval of Health Care Commission (HCC).
This was decided in a meeting of HCC with Senior Minister Health Shahram Khan Tarakai in the chair here the other day. Besides Chairman BOG of Health Care Commission Chief Executive Office of HCC and Special Secretary Health, other concerned high ups of Health Department and HCC also attended the meeting. It was agreed in the meeting to develop online mapping of all private health care setups across the province to effectively monitor them and was decided to initiate the process from the provincial capital. The Chair directed the high ups of HCC to complete home work on urgent basis for amending the relevant portions of HCC Act and its rules and regulations to maximize the penalties for illegal health care setups. The Chair also directed the authorities of HCC to initiate the performance audit of the public sector autonomous hospitals of the province. The meeting was briefed about the actions of the HCC so far taken against the illegal/ sub-standard health care setups. Provincial Minister while expressing his satisfaction on the performance of HCC directed the authorities to further speed up and extend the activities against illegal laboratories and clinics. He also directed the relevant quarters to get the names and other details of illegal health care setups published in media after being sealed for the information of general public.
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has authorized Mr. ArshadMajeedMohmand (PAS BS-19) Secretary, Information Department to hold additional charge of the post of Secretary, Inter Provincial Coordination, in the public interest. It was notified by Establishment Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Deputy Commissioner Peshawar has under section 144 Cr.P.C imposed ban on dumping of construction materials in the limits of District Peshawar.
Anyone found violating this order shall be preceded against under section 188 P.P.C. This order shall come into force forthwith and shall remain enforced for a period of 30- days.