Maharashtra Health and Family Minister Deepak Sawant on Saturday launched Responsible Critical Care Units (ResCCU) at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, with an aim to amplify safety and infection control measures in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
ResCCU offers a set of prescribed guidelines, procedures and evidence backed infection control measures for the hospitals on subjects such as patient care, risk management, infection control and regulatory requirements.
Speaking at the launch, Sawant said: “It is important to note that these new standards need to be implemented not just in private hospitals, but also in government hospitals, for which I will do my very best to implement.”
The standard co-developed by a pharma company, Cipla, was launched by the Association of Healthcare Providers —India (AHPI) in association with Bureau Veritas.
The Chief Operating Officer of PD Hinduja Hospital, Joy Chakraborty, said: “ResCCU standard will act as a benchmark for hospitals to compare themselves against, and to improve their infection control measures in an effective manner.”
“Through this initiative, we hope to streamline and make easier several processes and measures required to provide people with a better standard of quality care and safer medical treatment,” Chakraborty added.
Present at the event, the President of Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine Kapil Zirpe said that with the success of the standard implemented at PD Hinduja Hospital, the initiative would be implemented at various ICUs of hospitals across the country.