Uttar Pradesh's Milestone In Health Sector
Uttar Pradesh became the very first state in India to take up the Community Health Centers (CHC) to get an accreditation certificate from the National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care Providers (NABH) which is a constituent of the board of Quality Council of India.
Dr. Girfhar J Gyani, the Secretary General for the Quality Council of India awarded the certificate to the hospital on Thursday. The State Health Minister Anant Kumar Mishra was the one who accepted the certificate in behalf of the hospital.
During the ceremony, the Principal Secretary for Health, Nita Chaudhary, announced the proposal of the state for another 20 hospitals which is going three community health centers to get the same accreditation. The CHCs have included the following: CHC Lalganj, Rae Bareli, CHC Lalganj, Pratapgarh and CHC Sidhaul, Sitapur.
The hospitals proposed include the district hospitals of the following cities: Saharanpur, Vrindavan, Lucknow, Allahabad, Bareilly, Varanasi, Kanpur and Bahraich. The district females of the following cities are also included: Lucknow, Saharanpur, Rae Bareli, Muzzaffarnagar, Unnao, Hardoi, Meerut and Allahabad. The doctors from all of these hospitals attended the sensitization program as well.
Gyani sighted that there was no other state that has taken up the CHCs so far even if Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have also taken the Primary Health Centers (PHC) for accreditation. This accreditation of the PHC is easy should there be manpower whereas CHCs just like a small district hospital which are in need of more infrastructure. Of the 20 hospitals, it is important to begin with the ones that have facilities and require need effort for accreditation and place them on fast track said Gyani. They are planning to get the 20 hospitals accredited by the end of the year according to Mishra. Chaudhary on the other said that by June 30 they are going to fill in the gaps in the hospitals. They are hoping Dr. Gyani will provide the consultants so that they could employ more hands to identify the gaps before March 30.
Recently, Delhi put an effort to take their 9 hospitals, 19 hospitals for accreditation as well. The NABH is a member of the International Society for Quality in Health care which is an international body that sets standards for health care facilities.