New Delhi: In order to boost the medical facilities being provided by the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospitals, the Quality Control of India (QCI) is all set to bring them under its ambit of accreditation. Both the QCI and ESIC will prepare a roadmap in this regard soon.

The QCI’s National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) gives accreditation to the hospitals on the basis of their quality health care services. It aims at strengthening the quality of medication.

But the government hospitals have been showing inertia in providing better medical facilities to the patients. Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya is the lone government hospital in national capital which bears the NABH accreditation, while there are 140 NABH accredited  hospitals in the country.

QCI general secretary Dr Girdhar J Gyani said, “The ESIC hospitals want to get NABH accreditations.”

There are 149 ESIC hospitals in the country. If they get the NABH accreditation, it will be a big success for the QCI as only private sector hospitals are taking interest in getting accreditations.

Health insurance companies have already requested to get medical test centers included in the QCI accreditation ambit. Sources said about 80, 000 such medical centers are likely to get NABH accreditation.

JPN/Bureau