Mumbai, Sep 20 (UNI) Hiranandani Hospital at Powai here has become the first hospital in the western part of the country to receive the coveted accredition of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations (NABH).
Speaking to reporters, Dr Surjit Chatterjee, CEO, said, ''The accredition will motivate us to perform even better.'' Started in 2004, the 130-bed Hiranandani Hospital has met the 500 requirements set by the NABH that includes patient rights, benefits and safety, control and prevention of infection, and special care for vulnerable groups. It has become the eighth in the country to join the elite group of accredited hospitals.
The hospital provides state-of-the- art facilities to patients including those from overseas who account for 4-5 per cent.
Mumbaikers account for 85 percent of patients, most of them from middle-income level.
Plans to add a new hospital in Navi Mumbai in addition to those in Powai and Thane are also on the cards.