Meenakshi Mission Hospital accredited as the Centre for Quality Promotion - MMHRC

Meenakshi Mission Hospital accredited as the Centre for Quality Promotion
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587 Views January 6, 2019

The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, here has been accredited as a Centre for Quality Promotion by the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), making it the first hospital in South India with the accreditation.

Meenakshi Mission Hospital as a Centre for Quality Promotion will help spread the mission of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and National Accreditation Body for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) on implementing the national standards prescribed, said a hospital press statement.

“CAHO through its training programmes stands to promote quality in health-care. The idea is to impart training to medical professionals in order to sensitise and create awareness on the importance of healthcare”, said Dr Vijay Agarwal, president CAHO at a press meet held at MMHRC, here on Saturday. “Preventable medical errors and hospital acquired infections can be drastically reduced in hospitals by following quality benchmarks”, said Adel J, General Manager Operations of MMHRC.

Speaking to The Hindu, Dr Vijay Agarwal emphasised on the need to create benchmark quality in the healthcare sector. “Only about one percent of hospitals in the country have NABH accreditation in the country”, he said pointing out that either hospitals were yet to be accredited or lack the minimum requirement for the accreditation.

“This is where CAHO steps in. We promote the importance of quality and train people to improve the basic standards in healthcare”, he said. There was also a need to revamp medical education as there were lack of specialists in the country. CAHO has proposed to include medicals students as part of the programme and in this regard has pitched in the idea with the Directorate of Medical Education, he said.

Source: The Hindu

Date: 06.01.2019



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