MOU signed between (IHRA) and Fleming Fund Country Grant Pakistan

Antibiotic use in Pakistan has increased by 65% over the last 16 years.   The misuse and overuse of antimicrobials by health practitioners has increased resistance in humans, which has resulted in severe illness and even death. To address this problem in Islamabad, DAI – Fleming Fund Country Grant Pakistan and the Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) together. With this MOU, IHRA will also be able to regulate and enforce the minimum standards of safety for patients, healthcare professionals and other staff in healthcare establishments, in relevance to AMR, in the Islamabad Capital Territory. This MOU will allow interventions in 5 public and private hospitals in Islamabad. The healthcare professionals and administrators of the selected hospitals will be trained in AMR concepts and the importance of AMR stewardship.

IHRA attended ICQ Advisory Board Meeting

CEO IHRA, Dr Quaid Saeed attended ICQ (International Consortium of Quality Assurance) Advisory board meeting at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The three day conference activities were within the framework of ISSUP’s 7th Annual Event ‘Uniting the Global Community to face the Challenge of Addiction’. It was organised in collaboration with National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) of Abu Dhabi and the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP).

IHRA finalizes MSDS for Dental Services to improve services

Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) organized a consultative meeting with stakeholders and field experts to finalize the draft of  Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for Dental Services. After thorough discussions at IHRA Secretariat between IHRA officials and  experts including Dr Anis ur Rehman, Dr Tahir Shah Nawaz, Dr Saeed Mustafa and Dr Uziar Luqman comprehensive service delivery standards including functional areas and indicators have been developed. These standards will help in ensuring improvement of quality and safety of healthcare services which is the ultimate goal of IHRA.

INSPECTIONS OF HEALTHCARE ESTABLISHMENTS OF ISLAMABAD CAPITAL TERRITORY

Parliamentary Secretary Health, Dr Nausheen Hamid was received by Chief Executive Officer, Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority upon her arrival to IHRA premises on 3rd September, 2021 . Issues pertaining to registration and licensing of Healthcare Establishments of Islamabad Capital Territory were discussed in the meeting. CEO IHRA, Dr Quaid Saeed briefed Dr Nausheen about the strategies that IHRA is developing to enforce standards for healthcare services in Islamabad.