JSS Hospital, Mysuru has been granted accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care Providers (NABH), effective from 15 January 2016.
This was revealed at a press meet at JSS Hospital this morning by Director of JSS Hospital Dr M D Ravi.
Blurb: Addressing the reporters, JSS Hospital Director Dr M D Ravi said that an accreditation from the NABH requires the hospital to follow stringent standards and objectives to comply with all aspects in the facilities provided by it. The NABH accreditation is given on lines of quality healthcare.
Briefing about the accreditation, Medical Superintendent Dr M S Guruswamy said that the NABH accreditation would boost public healthcare services as more hospitals would try to compete with each other to provide better quality of services. “JSS Hospital has 1800 beds and sustaining quality has been a tough job. Among 55 known medical colleges in the state, Father Muller Hospital and Kasturba Hospital were the only two hospitals that had been given NABH accreditation. In this year’s proceedings, two more institutions JSS Hospital, Mysuru and Vaidehi Hospital, Bengaluru have been given entry level accreditation effective from January 2016 to January 2018. Meanwhile, we will have to strive for full time accreditation within two years,” he said.
“Patients will benefit from the accreditation during admission – the time taken will be less, identification, initial assessment and medical safety will be quick. We will have to form a Rapid Response Team under the accreditation. Our hospital is also striving to get international recognition. We hope to provide hi-tech and qualitative services not only to our patients but also to our important stakeholders, namely the students,” he added.
Director of Medical Education Mahesh; Dean Dr H Basavanagowdappa and heads of various departments were present.