JAMMU, Sept 8: Adding another feather to its cap, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) has received a prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), the highest national recognition for providing quality patient care and safety.
According to a handout issued by SMVDNSH this makes it the first hospital in State to be awarded this certification in 100+ bedded tertiary care hospital category. The NABH recognizes healthcare providers for fulfilling high standards in delivering quality healthcare to the people they serve. The certification from NABH recognizes the fact that the hospital meets strict standards of quality and safety set by the Board, the handout added.
It said the NABH is a constituent of the Quality Council of India (QCI) set up by the Government as an autonomous body in 2006 to establish and operate an accreditation programme for healthcare institutions. The NABH accreditation is on basis of an evaluation of hospitals against 105 standards and 683 objective elements as per the 4th edition. NABH is an institutional member of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as well as member of ISQua Accreditation Council, the handout added.
It further said the NABH standards for hospitals have been accredited by ISQua, thus hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition. The Board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the patients and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The NABH provides accreditation at three levels; level 1- Entry level, level-2 progressive level and level-3 Accreditation, and SMVDNSH has received the highest level of accreditation, it added.
The accreditation for SMVDNSH has come just over two years of its establishment. The multi-specialty healthcare facility started operations in April 2016 and is one of the best hospitals in the State supported by highly qualified medical faculty and quality infrastructure.
Dr. (Brig.) Manmohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer of Hospital said, ” we have grown extensively in the past two years and are now recognized for the quality of our service and patient care. Our hospital in Kakryal is one of the best in the region and attracts a lot of people from the areas other than State also. We are proud of the fact that in a short span of two years of starting operations, we have been able to get an accreditation from NABH. This accreditation further strengthens our commitment to patient safety and international quality healthcare,” he added.