SRINAGAR: In a significant development and improvement in quality of Labour Rooms and Maternity Operation Theaters, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), has accorded National Certification to three prestegious healthcare institutions of Jammu and Kashmir under LaQshya program in recognition of high standards of quality and ensuring respectful maternity care in labour rooms and maternity OTs.
The certified institutions included Governemnt Lalla Ded Hospital Srinagar, District Hospital, Ganderbal and Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
These facilities were assessed by a team of highly qualified and empanelled assessors from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in the month of February and March, 2023. The National Certification will be valid for a period of three years subject to annual verification of the scores by the State Quality Assurance Committee.
Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, while congratulating the facility staff of these three hospitals for this achievement, emphasized upon all Medical Colleges, District Hospitals and CHCs to work hard for implementation of LaQshya standards in Labour Rooms and Maternity OTs for improving care around birth so that maternal and newborn health is further improved.
Mission Director, NHM J&K, Ayushi Sudan, also congratulated the three facilities and their teams for the achievement.
She said that a lot of other facilities are being taken up for the NQAS, LaQshya and MusQan quality certification which will improve the standards of services across the UT of J&K and thus will be instrumental in improvement of various health indicators to a considerable extent.