NQAS team conducts external assessment of PHC Assar, HWC: SC Jathi

DODA, JUNE 20: National Assessor NQAS team today conducted National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) assessment of Primary Health Centre Assar and Health Wellness Centre Jathi.

 The team, headed by Dr Rajesh Kotwal  along with Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Ab Hamid Zargar, took round of all the sections and checked the different parameters listed under set guidelines for assessment.

The team also conducted a comprehensive review of the implementation of the NQAS programme and assessed the progress made in enhancing the quality of healthcare services and promoting cleanliness. The team undertook a thorough evaluation of the implementation of Kayakalp and NQAS.

Meanwhile, CMO Doda Dr Zargar chaired a meeting at Block Hqr Assar and took stock of the healthcare provisions and interventions needed in the healthcare institutions of the block and issued instructions to BMO concerned for addressing the developmental gaps.

BMO Assar, Dr Tanveer Ahmed and concerned staff of the said health facilities were also present on the occasion to facilitate the visiting team.

The NQAS have been developed keeping in view the specific requirements for public health facilities as well as global best practices.

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 pre-defined standards and to bring up their facilities for certification. The National Quality Assurance Standards are broadly arranged under 8 “Areas of Concern”– Service Provision, Patient Rights, Inputs, Support Services, Clinical Care, Infection Control, Quality Management and Outcome.