Professor Tipu Sultan , Chairman of Sindh Health Care Commission revealed that SCHH will launch ‘Authentik’ a new mobile app in effort to crack down against Atai, fake doctors who are playing with the life of common man.
This new app will allow users to check and verify authenticity of the doctor they are getting treatment through their Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) registration number. If the doctor is not a registered practitioner then the patient can report him through the app.
The launch of new smartphone application Authentik is another step to get rid from the menace of quackery which is the bases of spreading diseases such as Hepatitis B & C.
Young Doctors Association claims that 680,000 unregistered practitioners are working in Pakistan.
During the press conference many people were present including Dr Minhaj Qidwai who is the CEO of Sindh Health Care Commission, Director Monitoring & Evolution Dr Suleman Otho and Authentic Smartphone App CEO Syed Hashim Hasan.
It is expected that soon the app will be launched for android users through Google Play Store and also for Apple iPhone users after which it can be downloaded to report quackery.
SCHH is an autonomous regularity authority which started working in Sindh this year to ensure health care quality in the province. Fight against quackery is among the main objectives of SCHH for which the app was launched.