Signing of a memorandum of understanding to improve health services in the capital

ISLAMABAD:

The Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) and the American Association for Ambulatory Surgical Facility Accreditation (QUAD-A) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the quality, efficiency and safety of health services in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

In accordance with the MoU, health services will be improved in the federal capital by adopting evidence-based regulatory standards for registration and licensing of health facilities.

This MoU will enable IHRA to bring a truly global healthcare system, infrastructure and standards to the capital territory of Islamabad through a long-term strategic partnership with QUAD-A. Building more resilient, people-centred and sustainable health systems is imperative.

The MoU was signed in order to address issues facing the country, such as access to affordable and quality health services, as well as alarming health indicators and high mortality rates.

Islamabad Health Care Regulatory Authority (IHRA) is an autonomous health regulatory body enacted under the Islamabad Health Regulation Act 2018.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 15e2022.

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