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SMVDNSH Receives the Coveted NABH Accreditation for Providing High Quality Healthcare
jkupdate.com | 09-Sep-2018 08:16 AM
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JAMMU: Adding another feather to its cap, SMVDNSH has received a prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), the highest national recognition for providing quality patient care and safety. This makes it the first hospital in state to be awarded this certification in 100+ bedded tertiary care hospital category. The NABH recognizes healthcare providers for fulfilling high standards in delivering quality healthcare to the people they serve. The certification from NABH recognizes the fact that the hospital meets strict standards of quality and safety set by the board.

The NABH is a constituent of the Quality Council of India (QCI) set up by the government as an autonomous body in 2006 to establish and operate an accreditation programme for healthcare institutions. The NABH accreditation is on basis of an evaluation of hospitals against 105 standards and 683 objective elements as per the 4th edition. NABH is an institutional member of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as well as member of ISQua Accreditation Council. NABH standards for hospitals have been accredited by ISQua, thus hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition. The board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the patients and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The NABH provides accreditation at 3 levels; level 1- Entry level, level-2 progressive level and level-3 Accreditation, and SMVDNSH has received the highest level of accreditation.

The accreditation for SMVSNSH has come just over 2 years of its establishment. The multi-specialty healthcare facility started operations in April 2016 and is one of the best hospitals in state supported by highly qualified medical faculty and quality infrastructure. During this period, SMVDNSH has already served a large number of patients from the city and outside and has won many a heart for providing patient friendly care and treatment.

Dr. (Brig.) Manmohan Harjai, Chief Administrative officer of hospital said, " we have grown extensively in the past 2 years and are now recognized for the quality of our service and patient care, our hospital in Kakryal is one of the best in the region and attracts a lot of people from the areas other than state also. We are proud of the fact that in a short span of 2 years of starting operations, we have been able to get an accreditation from NABH. This accreditation further strengthens our commitment to patient safety and international quality healthcare." 

The accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. The patients get services by credential medical staff and the rights of patients are respected and protected. The Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated in accredited hospitals.

"NABH accreditation is a major milestone for any healthcare provider as it recognizes the fact that our facilities and norms meet established quality and safety standards. The fact that SMVDNSH is among the first one to have received highest level certification in the entire region means, it meets all the standards set by NABH and is a testimony to the commitment of hospital commitment to provide the best quality of healthcare to the people of J& K," says Cdr. Navneet Bali, Regional Director North- Narayana Health.

SMVDNSH has not only focused on providing best quality medical care to the people of Jammu and the region at large but has also initiated a number of awareness campaigns and drives to educate people about pertinent healthcare issues.

About Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super speciality Hospital, Jammu
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super speciality Hospital at Kakryal, near Katra in Jammu, is a unit which is managed by Narayana Health in partnership with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. With an initial bed capacity of 230, this state-of-art super speciality tertiary care hospital is poised to cater to over 20 different clinical specialties with a special focus on Cardiac Sciences and Oncology. It aims at providing affordable quality health care to the people of this region.

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