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Aster MIMS declared as Centre for Quality Promotion

04 August 2017

Kozhikode, 29 July 2017: Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), a pan India organization of all NABH accredited hospitals has identifiedAster Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Kozhikodeas a centre for Quality Promotion (CQP). Aster MIMS Kozhikode will now be a CQP to provide support for other hospitals to get accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).

CAHO is a platform of all accredited hospitals to promote and continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare services in India. CAHO has, towards enabling hospitals to secure NABH accreditation chosen Aster MIMS to function as CQP, one of eleven centers recognized in India.

Dr. Vijay Agarwal, president of CAHO said “Out of over 50000 hospitals in the country, those with NABH accreditation, was well below 600 and there was a long way to go to achieve NABH standards across the country. The NABH has started a Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification to help hospitals to achieve accreditation in a phased manner through CQPs. Under the guidance of NABH and Quality Council of India (QCI), CAHO has trained over 240 professionals with the ability to coach and train others through its CPQIH (Certified Professionals for Quality Implementation in Hospitals) program. Aster MIMS is the 1st hospital to achieve Centre for Quality Promotion status in North Malabar region and 11th hospital in the country.

Dr. Abraham Mammen- Head Quality Assurance, Aster MIMS, Kozhikode said that “This is a proud moment for ASTER MIMS and as part of Aster@30, we have taken the responsibility of sensitizing and creating awareness of quality in health care and accreditation of NABH, of hand holding hospitals that require help in implementation of the same through CPQIH and will provide technology and train the representatives of interested hospitals on implementation of NABH standards in this region. Hospitals who want to achieve NABH accreditation can approach Aster MIMS for support and guidance.”

Dr. Abraham Mammen, Head Quality Assurance, Aster MIMS received the certificate for CQP from Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations at a function held at Aster MIMS auditorium. Dr. Ajitha P N, President, IMA, Calicut Chapter, Dr. Narendra Nath Jena- National Secretary, SEMI (Society for Emergency Medicine India) and Dr. Fabith Moideen- President, SEMI, Kerala Chapter graced the function and Felicitated the occasion. Along with the CQP inauguration, Aster MIMS, organized a 2 days training programme on NABH Certification for Emergency department standards. 35 participants from all over Kerala, Tamilnadu and Bangalore attended and benefited from the training.

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