The Senate Standing Committee on Health has issued an order to the Ministry of Health to increase the registration costs and penalties that apply to homeopathic physicians.
The committee called a meeting where various crucial issues were discussed, under the direction of Humayun Mohmand.
The provision of medical aid to those living in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) was one of the main subjects of discussion.
The committee also emphasized the need for the Healthcare Regulatory Authority to develop stronger procedures for successfully managing and containing epidemics.
There were also legitimate concerns made about the renewal certificates’ lack of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) registration.
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Furthermore, the need for thorough addresses on voter lists was emphasized because this shortcoming had caused delays in the elections for the Homeopathic Council.
As a result, a suggestion was made to increase the fines for those who do not have current Homeopathic Council credentials.
The ICT Injured Patient Medical Aid Bill, which committee member Mehr Taj submitted, was also considered during the meeting.
Taj promoted the timely provision of necessary medical care and life-saving care to everyone who enters a hospital as a result of an accident or an emergency.
Her proposal also called for the development of ambulance services at all of Islamabad’s hospitals. She specifically advocated for a three-year prison sentence for those who refuse to provide life-saving medical care.
Mohmand, the committee’s chair, announced that further deliberations on these crucial issues would take place in the upcoming meeting.
Examining the function of the Islamabad Health Regulatory Authority in its inspection of hospitals will receive special attention.
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