Surat: Three urban health centres (UHCs) of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) have received National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certificates for their public health services.
The quality certification programme for the public health facilities has been launched with the aim of recognizing the good performing facilities as well as improving the credibility of public hospitals in the community.
The SMC’s urban health centres at Adajan, New Dindoli and Umara have been given NQAS certificates.
The certification is provided for being able to meet the standards set by the NQAS.
The quality urban health focuses on assessment, improvement and certification of urban health facilities and urban outreach under National Quality Framework.
“The NQAS are currently available for district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and urban PHCs. Standards are primarily meant for providers to assess their own quality for improvement through predefined standards and to bring up their facilities for the certification. The National Quality Assurance Standards include service provision, patient’s rights, inputs, support services, clinical care, infection control, quality management and outcome,’’ said an SMC official.
“During the next round of inspection of the NQAS, the SMC’s Lakhpati and Palanpore health Centres will be covered under this programme. We aim to cover all our urban health centres to get accredited with this certifications,’’ added the official.-Times Of India