NQAS to assess Gandhi Nagar hospital for national certification

NQAS to assess Gandhi Nagar hospital for national certification

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar Thursday chaired a meeting of District Quality Assurance Committee who is also the chairman of the Committee and took stock of the preparedness of District Hospital Gandhi Nagar for assessment of the health institution for grant of national certification.
The hospital is going to be assessed by a National Quality Assurance Standards team for certification.
Under Quality Assurance Programme, District Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu has been certified by the State under National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS).
The National Quality Assurance Standards have been developed keeping in the specific requirements for public health facilities as well global best practices. NQAS are currently available for district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and Urban PHCs. Standards are primarily meant for providers to assess their own quality for improvement through pre defined standards and to bring up their facilities for certification.
The National Quality Assurance Standards are broadly arranged under 8 “Areas of Concern”– Service Provision, Patient Rights, Inputs, Support Services, Clinical Care, Infection Control, Quality Management and Outcome. These standards are ISQUA-The International Society for Qulaity in Health Care accredited and meet global benchmarks in terms of comprehensiveness, objectivity, evidence and rigour of development.