The Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Director during a Supreme Council of Health (SCH) Dr Jamal Rashid Al Khanji, doing a display during a launch of ‘Health Service Performance Agreements’ by a SCH during a Four Seasons Hotel in Doha yesterday. Picture by: Salim Matramkot
By FAZEENA SALEEM
DOHA: The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) will shortly emanate a “patients’ check of rights” that will clearly conclude a rights and responsibilities of patients seeking diagnosis during private and open medical comforts in a country.
The request will also offer as a anxiety while questioning complaints associated to medical diagnosis and errors, a comparison SCH central pronounced yesterday.
“The rights of a patients are generally famous though people have doubts about a collection and methods they can use while camp a censure opposite a alloy or a medical facility.
“For instance, many patients have no thought what papers and files they can entrance to infer their case.
“The check of rights will mention these things with clarity and in detail,” Dr Jamal Rashid Al Khanji, Director of a Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Department during SCH, told this daily yesterday.
Patients will be empowered to take a purpose in their safety.
The check will mention either a studious has a right to exclude treatment, find a second opinion, and ask what diagnosis they are getting, among other issues, Dr Al Khanji explained.
“The request is prepared and will be strictly launched really soon. Its simple purpose is to teach patients on their rights and responsibilities,” he added.
“It will be done accessible in opposite languages, including English and Arabic, during all clinics, hospitals and other places for open reference.”
Dr Al Khanji pronounced a check will element another SCH beginning to set adult an advocacy physique to support and support patients.
He pronounced SCH receives several complaints daily from opposite segments of society, associated to open and private medical providers.
“We accept complaints about primary health centres, Hamad Medical Corporation and private clinics and hospitals. We examine them and take actions.
“Patients have a right to board a censure if they are not confident with services and a diagnosis they get from a medical provider,” pronounced Dr Al Khanji.
SCH is also scheming to deliver a imperative investigate march on studious reserve for all protected medical practitioners in a country.
The online march will be formed on World Health Organisation’s studious reserve guidelines.
“Even in a best medical systems in a world, studious reserve is a large issue.
“It is one of a many critical things that health systems combine on,” Dr Al Khanji added.