SHCC announces formation of Institutional Research Board

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(Karachi News): The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) on Friday announced the creation of an Institutional Research Board (IRB) to review research projects for ethical and scientific values and encourage responsible research culture to health in the state.

The IRB would also ease researchers by assessing research jobs and would make sure that the welfare and rights of human subjects have been protected, an official of the SHCC stated, adding that the IRB would welcome researchers of seasoned in addition to amateur researchers ready to commence research in the fields of health subjects, particularly in Sindh.

The principal emphasis will be given on topics like disease prevention and management, injection security and wellness issues that are related. The SHCC will utilise research projects focused on producing an effect on healthcare quality development in Sindh and introducing solutions for advancement. The group in the Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training attended the workshop on individual safety and favorable wellness initiative coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) at Karachi.

The SHCC is in the process of launching its district offices in Ghotki, Noshehro Feroze and Khairpur and office in Mirpurkhas. The Directorate of all Anti-quackery sealed 28 practices. Until date, 2,148 healthcare institutions (HCEs’) have been sealed from Sindh, and warnings are issued into the 564 HCEs for non-compliance.

The Directorate of Complaints has up to now received 99 complaints from which 56 complaints are disposed, 37 complaints are within six and process are sub-judice. The Directorate of Licensing & Accreditation obtained 35 software this week. So far, 9,106 have been attained by the amount of applications for enrollment. The group conducted a review of Sakhi Baba Maternity Home & General Hospital, Sukkur, this past week.

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