Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has initiated the process of Licensing the Dental Healthcare Establishment in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
In this regard, the IHRA team visited Islamabad International Dental Hospital, Islamabad, to inspect it as per the IHRA Dental Standards and Checklist.
ISLAMABAD: In the last one-month Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has conducted a total of 112 inspections in Islamabad. Due to grave irregularities found in the functioning of certain healthcare establishments the Authority sealed seven Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) in different areas of ICT.
Those that were sealed consist of Rawat Clinic, VIP Clinic, Medsol collection point, Family Hospital, Yousafzai Medical Center, Muqdas Dental Clinic (Saleem Dental Care), Rasheed Hospital. They were sealed for different offenses including not getting registration with IHRA, unhygienic conditions, absence of proper waste management system, illegally broking official seal, functional during suspension and unqualified staff rendering medical services.
Similarly, IHRA suspended the services of four Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) over different medical noncompliance. These were Yasmeen Family Clinic Rawat, Islamabad Medicare Labs and Specialist Clinics, Fatima Dental Care, Gulf Addiction Treatment Center & Psychiatric Care.
78 Healthcare Establishments were served notices for minor non-compliances and instructed to comply with the directions given by the inspections team. 16 HCEs were found closed during inspections carried out by inspection teams. 07 Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) were recommended for registration and revocation of suspension.
IHRA inspection teams also conducted inspections of blood banks to see their functioning as per the standards of blood banking. Those that were inspected included Medicsi Bahria Town,
Blood Bank Services, Al Nafees Hospital, Ahmed Blood Bank. Directives were issued to all regarding the findings and areas of improvement.
Former minister Health Dr Zafar Mirza Visits IHRA Secretariat.This visit was aimed to promote awareness about public health issues. The former Minister discussed the importance of health and well-being, both at an individual and community level, and to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors. He emphasizes the role that businesses and organizations can play in supporting public health initiatives. Dr Zafar gave a talk about his book on seven habits of highly effective people. This visit also aimed at promoting awareness about public health issues. The former Minister discussed the importance of health and well-being, both at an individual and community level. He shared his experiences and advice related to professional development, career growth, and success in the healthcare sector. The purpose of this visit was to boost morale among staff.