Dr. Anoop Nigwekar*
* Prof & HOD – Repertory and Director
Address for correspondence:
Dr. Anoop Nigwekar
Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute
What is NABH?
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH – as it is popularly called) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI). NABH is not a regulatory body but an accrediting body. Those hospitals which seek to improve their standards of patient safety and quality of care offered to the patients seek accreditation.It is a voluntary activity. Accreditation as commonly known is a framework which helps the health care organizations to establish objective systems aimed at patient safety and quality of care.
What is the need of NABH for Homoeopathic Colleges?
The homoeopathic hospital services are in existence as college will get permission to operate only if it has a hospital. The Minimum Standards Regulation (MSR) are prescribed by the CCH which is a regulatory authority and demands that the colleges should have a certain infrastructure to get permission to operate. In December 2016, Ministry of AYUSH made it mandatory for colleges to acquire NABH in 1 year and only then seek permission for the next year’s admissions. Hence the colleges across India are struggling to attain the standards set by NABH!