Bengaluru-based Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research becomes the is the first government-run hospital in the state to get accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
The institute had sought the accreditation two-and-a-half-years ago and was accorded with the certificate on September 2.
Dr C N Manjunath, institute director said that among the various parameters that were considered, preparing uniform treatment protocols and an antibiotic policy were the ones that needed a lot of ground work.
"We now have a proper antibiotic policy in place. Doctors in the hospital have a set of guidelines that they follow while prescribing antibiotics. Overall, we have set in place institutional discipline," said Dr. Manjunath.
Three NABH coordinators have been appointed by the institute to review the functioning of the institute. This apart, regular surprise inspections would be carried out.
"To meet the standards that the board members had sought to get the accreditation, a lot of facilities in the institute have been upgraded. Having the accreditation would mean that the institute has met all standards of quality care. It gives the institute a status of excellence," he said.