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D-Mapping: IHRA categorizes healthcare units to keep citizens updated about quality of their services

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Healthcare Regulator Authority (IHRA) is mapping the HealthCare Establishments to keep the citizens updated about the quality of their services on their website.

In this regard, the IHRA has initiated a project to categorize the hospitals, clinics and laboratories on the basis of their standards and services.

IHRA Spokesperson Maryam Zia while talking to The Reporters informed that the project “D-Mapping” is expected to complete in the next eight months, and after which, the citizens will be able to find details of each HCE on IHRA’s website to make an informed decision.

For this purpose, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has been divided into five zones, and mapping in each zone is being carried out, she added.

Sources said that the project was planned a year ago, but it was formally initiated last month after Chief Executive Officer Dr Quaid Saeed assumed the charge.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Islamabad Health Regulation Act, 2018 was passed by the government in 2018 but the recruitment of the staff was completed in April 2021.

Kashif Mubeen, a resident of Islamabad, praised the decision of categorization of the healthcare units. He said it will help the citizens to get information about the hospitals online.

Mubeen, however, said that IHCA should also fix fees and other related charges of these healthcare units on the basis of their category or ranking so that the issue of looting people can also be resolved.

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