The Quality Council of India (QCI) team that was to visit Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital for a pre-assessment before beginning the national accreditation process has postponed its visit for the time being.
They were scheduled to come for pre-assessment of the health care facilities at the hospital, which is a pre-requisite for granting accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).
The Hindustan Times had highlighted in a report (Healthcare Horror on December 13) the miserable state of patient care and healthcare at the hospital, following which the team sent a letter to the hospital postponing their visit.
“We received a word from the QCI on December 13. They have given us more time to revamp our health infrastructure,” said a health official at the hospital.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Swaraj Batra, refused to comment on the matter.
Giridhar Gyani, general secretary at the QCI, said: “We haven't yet decided on the date of pre-assessment yet, but we will probably do it after a month, as winter vacations have begun.”