Background

Background

Every organized system of health has a perpetual system of overseeing the working of health care system, which is governed by an autonomous body. Considering the similar kind of initiatives in other provinces and the acquired role of supervision after devolution of power, the need was felt by the Sindh Government that a health care commission may be established.

The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) Bill, 2013, was passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 24th February, 2014. It assented to the Governor of Sindh on 19th March, 2014 to be published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh. It was notified on 20th March 2014, in Karachi.

It was enacted as follows:

  1. This Act may be called the Sindh Healthcare Commission Act, 2013.
  2. It shall extend to the whole of the Province of Sindh.
  3. It shall come into force at once.
  4. It shall apply to healthcare establishments (HCEs’), public or private hospitals, non-profit organizations, charitable hospitals, trust hospitals, semi government and autonomous healthcare organizations.