Dr Atul Mohan Kochhar, Chief Executive Officer, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) in his address at the third Elets Diagnostics Leadership Summit stated that quality can only be ensured through co-sharing. Edited excerpts:
Complimenting and congratulating the resilience shown by all industry leaders, Dr Atul Mohan Kochhar, Chief Executive Officer, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) shared how the diagnostic sector and leaders scaled up & reinvented themselves to fight the pandemic. He mentioned that everyone worked tirelessly without thinking of RoI and without compromising on quality, it was a true army operation which was carried out seamlessly towards the good of the nation.
While elaborating about the theme of the summit, ‘Co-creation of a futuristic diagnostic sector’, Dr Kochhar shared that NABH, a 15-year-old young organization, is running 21 programmes, has a presence in 13 countries and have 12000 partners. He added that NABH has 1500 fully accredited hospitals but we realized that one size doesn’t fit all in vast country like ours. He averred that Healthcare Organization Platform for Entry Level Certification (HOPE) was launched in 2019 for creating a stepping stone for creation of an ecosystem for quality.
He stated that if we are to make a tangible difference, if we are to brave future pandemics, if we are to really create an ecosystem of quality, we must take quality to the last man and we can only do that by co-sharing. He stressed on the need to discuss, devise and collaborate to reach out to small labs to eliminate quackery. He also called for taking up the mentorship initiatives to create a better system.