New Delhi: In a bid to provide better healthcare service in the country, the government is contemplating to draw parameters for running a hospital, nursing home or a clinic. The parameters are being formulated by the Quality Control of India (QCI) coming under Commerce and Industry Ministry, which is likely to come up with the norms in this regard within three months.

These parameters would form bedrock for the Clinical Establishment Act (CEA), which was passed in the Parliament in August last year.

Under the Act, as many as 42 categories of healthcare institution have been identified, which hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and pathology labs.

The QCI will draw the line for the construction of healthcare units. In addition to it, the QCI will also formulate the standards of sanitation and disposal of Bio Medical Waste (BMW) in the medical institutions.

Managing Director of QCI, Dr Giridhar Gyani said, “The procedure for formulating the parameters has begun this month. The Council has sought three-month for completing it.”

“We are hopeful of submitting the report to the government by August. Only after getting approval, the Clinical Establishment Act will be implemented,” he added.

He opined that the enforcement of the law will boost the quality of health services in the country.

“Under the Act, any hospital, nursing home, clinic, pathological lab or dispensary has been considered as a clinical establishment where a disease is diagnosed, treated or looked after,” Dr Gyani said.

JPN/Bureau