Connect with us

Health

Five healthcare establishments sealed in ICT

Four HCEs were recommended for registration and revocation of suspension.

Published

on

Five healthcare establishments sealed in ICT
GNN Media: Representational Photo

Islamabad: The Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has sealed five Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) in different areas of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). 

According to IHRA, inspection teams carried out inspections of 34 Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) in different areas of ICT during the past two weeks.

Zobia Hospital, Perfect diagnostic Center and Rawat Clinic were sealed due to different malpractices like not getting registered with IHRA, not maintaining patients record, keeping HCE functional despite suspension orders by IHRA and keeping expired kits, reagents and blood bags.

The OT and Labour Room of National Hospital and Humaira Medical Centre were sealed due to absence of qualified medical staff and usage of unsterilized instruments.

Similarly, 16 healthcare establishments were served notices for minor non-compliances and instructed to comply with the directions given by the inspection teams.

Four HCEs were recommended for registration and revocation of suspension. Nine HCEs were found closed at the time of visit by inspection teams.

IHRA teams were also carrying out zone-wise mapping of healthcare establishments of Islamabad. Mapping of Zone I and II has been completed while 1074 healthcare establishments have been mapped so far.

SOURCE: APP

Mehak Javed

Mehak Javed is immensely creative and an enthusiastic journalist, contributing in the publication of timely and accurate news. She is a skilled writer along proven history of achievement in the field with several years of professional experience. Mehak is working with GNN since 2020.

Pakistan

Salman Sufi appointed head of PM’s Strategic Reforms

Salman Sufi, a Mother Teresa Award winner and an expert in introducing unique social welfare schemes, will render his services voluntarily. 

Published by Mehak Javed

Published

on

Salman Sufi appointed head of PM’s Strategic Reforms

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday appointed public policy expert Salman Sufi as the head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms.

Salman Sufi, a Mother Teresa Award winner and an expert in introducing unique social welfare schemes, will render his services voluntarily. 

Mr. Salman has introduced a number of people-friendly schemes, including the Punjab Women Protection Act, Violence Against Women Centre, Women on Wheels and Shehr-e-Khamoshan. 

He has also served as Director General Strategic Reform Unit during Shehbaz Sharif’s Punjab chief ministership.

Salman Sufi was named one of the top five women’s rights activists in the world, including by the government of incumbent US President Joe Biden, and was also awarded the Vital Voices Award.

Additionally, the government has directed all ministries to make every effort to effectively implement the Prime Minister’s reform agenda. 

Continue Reading

Pakistan

PTI workers enter Islamabad’s Red Zone despite warning

Police baton-charged and tear-gased the protesters.

Published by Siddra Sumreen

Published

on

PTI workers enter Islamabad’s Red Zone despite warning

Islamabad: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his Azaadi March having crossed all hindrances have reached Islamabad and are heading towards D-Chowk, and defied the challenge of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, who had claimed that he would not allow Imran Khan to enter Islamabad.

Thousands of emotional and passionate workers and supporters would warmly welcome their beloved leader Imran Khan and its caravan.

However, police resorted to severe tear gas and reportedly used rubber bullets to disperse the PTI workers. The activists scattered for some time and gathered again. 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has called off his most anticipated long march, giving a six-day ultimatum to the government to dissolve assemblies and announce elections. 

While addressing the participants of the ‘Azadi March’ at Jinnah Avenue, Imran Khan said he had reached Islamabad after 30 hours of traveling from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

He warned the government that if an announcement of elections will not be made, he will return to Islamabad-- demanding assemblies be dissolved forthwith.

Khan and the top party leaders left the container soon after the speech while the party workers managed to enter the Red Zone despite heavy security.

Before the arrival of PTI Chairman Imran Khan at the designated area, the PTI MNAs and workers gathered at D-Chowk where a clash broke out between them and anti-riot police and law-enforcement agencies. 

Police baton-charged and tear-gased the protesters.

The D-Chowk turned into a battlefield between the Islamabad police and the PTI leaders and activists on early Thursday. 

PTI MNA Zartaj Gul got fainted. Many women and children got affected by tear gas shelling.  

Some officials of police and Rangers also suffered injuries in clashes. The protesters set some trees and vehicles ablaze. 

In a statement released on Twitter, the police noted that when the fire bigrade doused the blazes, the protestors once again set fire the Express Chowrangi on fire. 

Since being removed from power through a no-confidence vote in April, the cricketer-turned-politician heaped pressure on Pakistan's fragile new coalition rulers by staging mass rallies, touting a claim he was turned out from office in a "foreign conspiracy". 

In a centerpiece showdown with his rivals, Khan had called for supporters of his party to gather in Islamabad and stage a sit-in until fresh elections are called.

The government headed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has pledged to stop the convoy from entering the city, calling the rally an attempt to "divide the nation and promote chaos".

All major roads surrounding Islamabad, where a heavy security presence is in place, were blocked off with shipping containers while entry and exit points of major nearby cities were also cut off.

Sporadic clashes broke out between police and protesters who have tried to clear the roads, with tear gas fired in several cities.

Khan joined the march in dramatic fashion, arriving in a helicopter that touched down on a motorway clogged with supporters outside the city of Mardan.

The convoy later crossed a bridge that straddles PTI-run Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and government-run Punjab province, where shipping containers blocking the route were pushed to the side of the road by protesters.

Earlier, soldiers were deployed at the Prime Minister's Office and the Parliament to avoid any untoward incident in the wake of PTI's long march and the presence of charged workers.

"Pakistan Army has been called in for the security of government’s offices located in the Red Zone," the notification read. 

As the situation turned chaotic after the police clashed with the PTI workers ahead of former prime minister Imran Khan's political rally in Islamabad, the government has sought the help of the army to control the situation. 

Continue Reading

Pakistan

Federal govt files contempt of court plea against Imran Khan in SC

It has pleaded in the petition that despite the court's orders, Imran Khan directed his party workers to reach D-Chowk in Islamabad.

Published by Mehak Javed

Published

on

Federal govt files contempt of court plea against Imran Khan in SC

Islamabad: The Federal government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for registering contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan.

According to details, the SC accepted the plea for a hearing and formed a larger bench to look into the matter.

It has pleaded in the petition that despite the court's orders, Imran Khan directed his party workers to reach D-Chowk in Islamabad.

The five-member larger bench will hear the petition at 11:30 am today.

 

Continue Reading

Trending