DH Gandhi Nagar becomes 2nd Govt Hospital in State to get NQAS certification

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 20: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has accorded National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification to District Hospital (DH) Gandhi Nagar in the State in recognition of the high standards of quality and performance maintained by the hospital.
The facility has scored overall 93% and is meeting all criteria required for NQAS as communicated by Additional Secretary & Mission Director, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a letter addressed to the State Government.
The empanelled external assessors’ certification team, which examined the facilities and patient amenities in the hospital from July 22 to 24, 2019 has rated DH Gandhi Nagar as Quality Certified under NQAS when it comes to hospital hygiene and quality standards.
District Hospital Gandhi Nagar shall receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh as part of the NQAS certification @ Rs 10,000 per bed. The certification will be for a period of three years, following which there will be re-inspection.
“Certification is provided against National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) on meeting pre-determined criteria. The assessment is carried out by highly qualified and empanelled assessors starting with facility, district, State and National level and for certification the facility has to score minimum of 70 percent at all the levels, ” Bhupinder Kumar, Mission Director NHM, J&K, said in a statement here.
He further said that the State Government has initially shortlisted five District Hospitals for Quality Certification under NQAS, viz. DH Udhampur, DH Baramulla, DH Leh, Gandhi Nagar Hospital Jammu, and DH Anantnag. Out of these hospitals DH Udhampur has already become the first hospital to get its certification with 85% score and now Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu has become second facility to get certified.
Further, DH Baramulla has been State certified whereas DH Leh is under the process of State Certification. According highest priority to quality in healthcare delivery, the State Government this year has undertaken to achieve NQAS certification for additional 10 health institutions comprising of 2 District Hospitals, 4 CHCs and 4 PHCs.


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