Healthcare establishments in ICT directed to ensure registration by June 30

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Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has directed all healthcare establishments, functioning in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to get registered with the authority by June 30, 2022.

“They all are required to get registered with IHRA within due date as strict action will be initiated as per Islamabad Healthcare Regulations Act, 2018 against all healthcare establishments not registered with IHRA after the deadline,” the spokesperson of the IHRA said on Sunday.

He said that this registration is compulsory for general practitioners, specialists, dental clinics, homeopaths, hakeems, hospitals, maternity homes, specialized laboratories and collection points, rehabilitation centers, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and any other healthcare services providers in ICT.

Unqualified healthcare practitioners have been directed and warned to stop their medical practice immediately, he added.

He said that the IHRA is an autonomous health regulatory body enacted under the Islamabad Health Regulation Act, 2018.

He added that IHRA aimed at improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of healthcare services delivery by adopting evidence-based regulatory standards for registration and licensing of healthcare establishments, health professionals, and equipment, and developing and enforcing minimum standards of safety for patients, healthcare professionals and other staff in healthcare establishments in the ICT.

 

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