NABH Health accreditations final draft to be released by this month

by Medindia Content Team on  November 7, 2005 at 5:24 PM Indian Health News
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NABH Health accreditations final draft to be released by this month
Indian Hospitals would have to apply for Health care accreditation standards that will make them compile to Quality standards and strict hygienic conditions. Healthcare accreditation has become important due to increased number of hospitals and physicians providing health care which may lead to sub-standard treatment to patients, an accreditation system will help to monitor the quality of hospitals and treatment given to patients.

Uniform accreditation system for health care industries consists of a National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), which is responsible for drafting the rules and standards to be maintained by the health care institutes. Accreditation applications should be submitted for NABH for approval.

The NABH directs the committee members, which consist of five doctors and one ISO expert with the help of the Quality Council of India (QCI) surveys the hospital so that the hospital strictly compiles to the standards of the draft. The survey committee after checking out all the 100 standards, which has to be maintained by the hospital, gives a final score to the NABH committee with its recommendations it also gives a report on what are the things lagging or pitfalls in the hospital, which has to be rectified. NABH takes the final decision of giving accreditation and if required the committee may ask the hospital to rectify its problems and resubmit the proposal for accreditation.

Accreditation standards for Indian hospitals would be formed according to Indian standards and would be country specific and would strictly stick to our countries cultural and economic status and there would be no foreign agency involved in the committee deciding over the rules of the draft, which would ensure that all people have access to hospitals, patients would be made aware of the treatment options available in the hospital and which type of treatment suits their case of disease this will educate the patients about their disease and treatments available and will help them to take a decision on their treatment. For better recommendations and quality maintenance it is the duty of the health care providers to maintain the quality and get standard accreditation so that it can provide health care facilities globally.

NABH is responsible for approving and monitoring accreditation standards, which would be helped in the process by the Quality Council of India, which acts as a facilitator and monitoring agency for implementing accreditation system. The final draft of the 10-chapter rules would be ready by the middle of November. The Technical accreditation committee consists of five doctors and one ISO expert:

Dr Umesh Gupta, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.
Dr S Murali, Neurologist, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.
Col Pawan Kapoor, Army Medical Corps, New Delhi.
Dr Siddharth Satpathy of AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr Bidhan Das, Rockland Hospital, New Delhi.

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Dear sir, I have four year experience of health care . i had worked as hospital administrator, operation manager. i have good knowledge of NABH and i am a certified NABH internal counselor / assessor. i wish to change my job and relocate in metro cities like Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bangalore , pune. is any one guide me for the same


I have completed my MHA in 2009 and also hold a PG Certificate in Quality Management and Accreditation of health care Organizations. I am currently working as a Principal Hospital Consultant in a Mumbai Based Consultancy.I have around one year experience working with Sterling Group of Hospital-Ahmedabad [ Quality Deptt-NABH Accreditation ] and in Rajkot ( Green Field Project) and did my summer internship with Max Devki Devi-Saket.

I wish to offer my services for your NABH projects in Mumbai,

hello sir i am a student of I.C.R.I. Ahmedabad n i am doing a post graduate diploma in Healthcare Management n i have a project work on N.A.B.H. so that pls give me the information related this vast topic that i get it completely knowledge about the reply me ...


hello,i want to know the standard guildlines for housekeeping department with the safety measure for the employee by nabh


hello sir, there is no any specific guideline for the housekeeping department. FMS can help you for the same. for the safety measure staff used PPE.

I am into promotion of a 60 beded hospital. where should I look out for norms/procedures/guideliences etc, from the construction stage itself.
surendran cherubal

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