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NDMC ties up with quality council for better healthcare

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has tied up with the Quality Council of India (QCI) to upgrade the facilities at all its dispensaries and hospitals.

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2010 00:35 IST
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The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has tied up with the Quality Council of India (QCI) to upgrade the facilities at all its dispensaries and hospitals.

A ‘quality assurance programme’ to sensitise medical professionals working with NDMC health centres was launched in Delhi on Wednesday.

The QCI and NDMC had signed a MoU last month, when the former had agreed to carry out surveys in all NDMC healthcare centres.

The Quality Council would also suggest infrastructure improvements required to be undertaken in NDMC medical units.

“The MoU covers a period of nine months, during which QCI will train healthcare personnel and prepare the medical units to meet the required standards. After that, the National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers will carry out evaluation for their accreditation,” said Zainab Zaidi, Assistant Director, QCI.

"The QCI is yet to conduct a study to identify steps needed to be taken to improve the standards of services provided in our dispensaries and hospitals. We want to make our services on a par with any top private sector hospital,” said P K Sharma, NDMC Medical Officer.

The Charak Palika Hospitals, Palika Maternity Hospitals, NDMC allopathic, homeopathic and AYUSH dispensaries, besides its maternal and child welfare centres will be covered under the agreement.

"If we get QCI stamp in our dispensaries and hospitals, it will enhance public confidence in our services,” said Sharma.

Patient care and safety, medication management, hospital infection control, continuous quality improvement and human resources management are the primary basis on which a hospital gets a quality stamp.