கோயம்புத்தூர் நேரலை - இது கோவையின் இதயதுடிப்பு

» Latest News »

Jun 3, 2009

GKNM gets NABH Accreditation ..


G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital (GKNMH) in the city has got accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), which is part of the Quality Council of India. This accreditation for hospitals is for providing quality and safe medical services, Dean of GKNMH Ramkumar Raghupathy told presspersons on Tuesday.

The NABH was established in 2005 to bring about a system of standard practices and thereby raise the quality of services in hospitals.The accreditation came to this hospital in the backdrop of the medical fraternity in the city pitching for voluntary scrutiny for it. Going in for it was only voluntary and not mandatory.

Stringent process

Dr. Raghupathy, accompanied by top-level administrators and heads of various departments of the hospital, said the institution had gone through a stringent and exacting process of scrutiny of its services and aspects of functioning – both medical and administrative. He said 26 other hospitals in the country had got the accreditation.

All aspects of functioning - from surgery and quality of equipment to the disposal of bio-medical waste - were studied by teams from the NABH. And, all these should comply with the standards set by the board. “A year’s efforts have culminated in our getting the accreditation. This has been made possible only through team work,” he said.

High standards

Chief Cardio-thoracic Surgeon S. Muralidharan said that with the public having the option of moving consumer courts over alleged faulty treatment, there was a need to set high standards of quality.Informed consent of the patients was got by explaining the disease and treatment in simple terms.

Their sign for consent was also obtained at the end of the explanation.The NABH standards called for patient-friendly hospitals. They should be able to locate the wards or diagnostic sections easily. Boards with the names of the wards would guide the literate patients and signage across the hospital would help poor people with very low literacy level.

Chief Cardiologist S. Natarajan said that among other measures, the accreditation and the responsibilities it entailed would help in proper documentation, especially when it was vital in medico-legal cases.

Related Posts by Categories



Recent News

Google