7 Delhi hospitals fail to qualify for NABH accreditation

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Seven prominent government-run hospitals, including Ram Manohar Lohia, have failed to qualify for prestigious NABH accreditation and as a result they do not appear in the list of 100 hospitals accredited by the Quality Council of India.

Six Delhi government hospitals – Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Guru Tegh Bahadur, IBHAS, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya, G B Pant, Maulana Azad Dental College and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash – and Central government’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital had applied for the accreditation of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare. “Only Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya Hospital has qualified for accreditation till now. With this the total number of hospitals that have NABH accreditation is 100,” secretary general, Quality Council of India, Dr Giridhar J Gyani said. NABH accreditation implies that the hospital will have global acceptance in terms of patient safety, infection control and positive clinical outcome, he said.

The healthcare sector is growing rapidly and estimated to be worth 40 million dollars by the year 2012. Revenues from the healthcare sector account for 5.2 per cent of the GDP making it the third largest growth segment in the country. ”Gaps were found in the remaining seven hospitals that had applied to us for accreditation. They have have been asked to work on their gaps and improve upon it so as to meet the criteria for accreditation. It is over three month’s time and no one has got back with rectification. Even Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya Hospital had gaps but it improved early and could earn the NABH accreditation,” Gyani said.

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