In collaboration with IHRA, NHS | NEQAS has organized a comprehensive workshop for laboratory personnel, focusing on the particulars of Quality Control in Laboratories. In a collaborative effort with IHRA, the workshop aimed to enhance the standards of laboratory practices, benefitting from the collective expertise of both entities. The workshop was graced by the presence of the CEO of IHRA as the chief guest. During his address, the CEO emphasized the paramount importance of maintaining and advancing quality control measures in laboratory settings. Adding another layer of expertise, IHRA Inspection Officers were also extended invitations, enriching the discussions with their insights. This collaborative effort created a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, emphasizing the shared commitment to advancing excellence in laboratory operations.
In the last one month Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has conducted a total of 92 inspections in Islamabad. Due to grave irregularities found in the functioning of certain healthcare establishments the Authority sealed eleven Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) in different areas of ICT.
Those that were sealed consist of Grow Hair Transplant, Samad Clinic, Shakeel Clinic, Al Falah Clinic, Kashif Pharmacy & Clinic, Molecular Lab, Abrash Clinic, My Health Clinic, Yousaf Zai Medical Center, Naveed Medical Center, Sohail Clinic. They were sealed for different offenses including not getting registration with IHRA, unhygienic conditions, absence of proper waste management system, illegally breaking the official seal, functional during suspension and unqualified staff rendering medical services.
Similarly, IHRA suspended the services of five Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) over different medical noncompliance. These were Reliance Hospital, North West Dental Clinic, Grow Hair Transplant & Aesthetic Clinic, Rehman Free Dialysis, The Specialist Care Clinic.
35 Healthcare Establishments were served notices for minor non-compliances and instructed to comply with the directions given by the inspections team. 29 HCEs were found closed during inspections carried out by inspection teams. 12 Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) were recommended for registration and revocation of suspension.
IHRA inspection teams also conducted inspection of public & private blood banks to see their functioning as per the standards of blood banking. Those that were inspected included PIMS,
Regional Blood Center, Federal General Hospital, FG Polyclinic Hospital, CDA Hospital, Maryam Memorial Hospital, Medicsi, Shifa International Hospital. Directives were issued to all regarding the findings and areas of improvement.
IHRA aims to promote the highest standard of healthcare & safety protocols to be implemented in these health establishments.