In a bid to recognise their efforts to bring quality care to patients under Ayushman Bharat scheme, three hospitals have been rewarded by the Government.
The name of these hospitals which have been bestowed with the ‘gold certificates’ award are UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre based at Ahmedabad, Cygnus Super Speciality Hospital in Haryana and Spine Institute of Orthopaedic in Ahmedabad, as per a ANI report.
Dr JL Meena, General Manager, Hospital Networking and Quality Assurance at AB-PMJAY, said, “We have a very robust system, which closely monitors the compliance with the norms related to the quality certificate given by the PMJAY. So far we have received four applications for the certificate.”
“Three hospitals have fulfilled the criteria for the gold certificate. Application for one hospital is still under scrutiny. This entire process is aimed at building a culture of quality healthcare for the patients,” added Dr Meena.
Last month, National Health Authority, the implementing body of AB-PMJAY, framed comprehensive guidelines for hospitals to apply for a quality certificate.
Currently, there are 18,097 hospitals which have treated around 50 lakh patients under the scheme.