Bangalore, Apr 15 UNI | 4 months ago

The Baptist Hospital in the city, serving the poor and middle class people for over 40 years, has received Quality Council of India (QCI) DL Shah Quality Award in the Big Hospitals category for second consecutive year.

Karnataka Government's Sakala Service also received the National award in section A for government projects.

The award, won for the project 'Quality Initiatives for the Nation', was received by Dr. Alexander Thomas, CEO, Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH), at the two-day 9th National Quality conclave which began in New Delhi today, a press release said.

Dr K Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission and former ISRO chief, who spoke about discipline and change of mindset to make quality a culture by self motivation, also praised Karnataka's stamp of quality in terms of excellence in healthcare and the collaborative efforts of government in delivering services. 'Karnataka is in the forefront in quality patient care and is trying quality standards even at panchayath level through collaboration,' he said.

Led by BBH, the Government of Karnataka and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) have taken steps to inculcate sustainable quality in both mission and government hospitals in many districts in the State.

'The learnings of the Bangalore Baptist Hospital are important takeaways for the delegates who are from industry, government, academics and NGOs,' Avik Mitra, Advisor, National Board for Quality Promotion, Quality Council of India, said.

K C Mehra, Chairman, Natinal Board of Quality Promotion, Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India, Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission and Amitabh Khan, Secretary, Dept of Industrial Policy were also present.

'Bangalore Baptist Hospital has been serving the poor and needy for over 40 years, providing quality ethical medical care to all patients irrespective of religion, creed or social status. The hospital excels in delivering high-quality patient care which has brought home many awards,' Dr Thomas said.

(Posted on 15-04-2014)