Dow University declared eligible for ISO Certification

Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences DUHS has been declared eligible for latest available ISO 90012008 Certification by Audit Organization Vinçotte of Brussels based in United Arab Emirates UAE.

The university has been working on the implementation of Quality Management System QMS ISO 90012008 for the past several years. In the initial phase, all the services and procedures were documented as per the standards prescribed by the ISO 9001:2008, whereas, Phase II was related with the implementation of ISO procedures, says a release.

All the academic and administrative departments have been included in the Audit scope of ISO 90012008, namely Dow Medical College DMC, Dow International Medical College DIMC, Dow College of Pharmacy DCOP, Institute of Nursing ION, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences DIKIOHS, Institute of Medical Technology IMT, Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation IPM&R, Institute of Health Management IHM, National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology NIDE, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences IBMS, Institute of Post Graduate Studies IPGS, Professional Development Centre PDC, Registrar Office, Quality Enhancement Cell, Planning & Development Department, Admission Cell, Q Bank, Examination Department, Campus Management Solution, Information Technology Department, All Libraries in every campus and Digital Libraries.

The audit team of Vinçotte International visited DUHS to verify implementation of the quality management system and its’ conformance with the latest available ISO 9001:2008 standard requirements. The week long audit period started with the meeting with the Vice Chancellor DUHS, Prof Masood Hameed Khan, all the Heads of Institutions and support departments were also present on this occasion.

Prof Dr Rana Qamar Masood, the Quality Management Representative QMR delivered a presentation briefing about ‘Implementation of Quality Management System at DUHS’.

The concluding meeting was conducted at the end of the audit period having all the same participants of the opening meeting. The auditors shared their opinion and views regarding the audit of DUHS and generally praised the working system and transparency of work in all the institutions mentioned above, thereby recommending for ISO Certification.

Quality Enhancement Cell QECDUHS played the leading role in coordinating and monitoring all the activities related for the implementation of QMSISO 90012008 right from documentation to physical implementation in all institutes and departments.

After a thorough audit of the entire DUHS, including twelve 12 Institutes and ten 10 Support Departments, the audit team has declared Dow University as a whole, eligible for latest available ISO 9001:2008 certification, besides twenty two 22 separate Institutes/Departments, declared, separately eligible for ISO Certification.

The Vinçotte Audit team has announced that DUHS will receive ‘ISO Certificate having Logos’ in due course of time.

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