Central officers to review hospital services

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Aug 2017 15:07:32

Staff Reporter,

This year, the State Government has not yet sent list of selected Government hospitals, particularly the district hospitals, to get certificate for National Quality Assurance. Central Government health officers to come to city next week to see preparations of State’s hospitals for quality services. Then after a gap of one month they will come to final inspection of the hospitals for quality assurance certificate.

However, the State Health Department has after many efforts prepared list of some district hospitals for quality assurance services’ certificate but the list was not sent to the Union Health Ministry. Even, the city’s district JP Hospital is not prepared to qualify national quality assurance so it is hard to have this certificate to other district hospitals. JP Hospital is model hospital where Health Department begins new schemes on experimental basis and then implement it to other district hospitals.

According to information, the Central government health officers’ team is scheduled to arrive in the city to review preparations for getting national quality assurance certificate on August 14 and 15. Despite national holiday on August 15 they will review the district hospitals preparations. All reports received from the district as what they have done to improve health services will be put up before the central government health officers. If there is any shortcoming to get this certificate or any hospital is not prepared to it well, they will guided the state health officers. These days, the National Health Mission (NHM) officers are engaged in preparing reports to the Central Government officers.

It is also learnt that the Central Government officers are said to visit Bhind district hospital and Ichhawar’s community health centre. Bhind’s hospital is on top in services in list of the Health Department. Secondly, the Community Health Centre in Ichhawar in district Sehore, near the State capital. This community health centre has also topped in all community health centres of the State in services. It was appreciated by the State Government. The Central Government health officers will see it and may give some more funds to improve its services in future.

When contacted, Dr Pankaj Shukla, Deputy Health Officer, National Health Mission, looking after quality assurance scheme work and Kayakalp scheme of the Government of India, said that Government of India health officers will come to city on August 14 and 15 to review preparations of the district hospitals for quality assurance. Then they will come to final visit after a month. They will also see district hospital Bhind and Ichhawar’s Community Health Centre, he said.