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QCI to organize conclave in PM's constituency on how to maintain quality of healthcare

By Vinod Kumar Shukla
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    New Delhi, Aug 2: Just before the formal launch of Ayushman Bharat Scheme on August 15, 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, every stakeholder of the scheme is looking to make the scheme a success. So not only different agencies of Quality Council of India that are giving accreditation to hospitals etc but it is also helping different states to implement it in a better way.

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    So to begin with Quality Council of India (QCI) has taken up the issue of Uttar Pradesh where around 70 per cent population is poor and away from the basic health facilities. So not only CEO of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme will be speaking in the programme organized by QCI in Varanasi but Uttar Pradesh chief minister too will be part of it on August 9, 2018.

    Varanasi being the constituency of the PM, the conclave on Ayushman Bharat is organized to discuss four important health care verticals. They included: One making Ayushman Bharat quality centric; second strengthening primary health centers and health wellness centers; third role of health insurance verses assurance; and fourth information education and communication activities and robust patient feedback mechanism.

    Ravi P Singh, secretary general, quality Council of India told One India, "We are organizing this programme in Uttar Pradesh as the state has at least 2-3 crore beneficiaries of this scheme will be in the state. Moreover, on the appeal of the CM around 86 thousand people left RSBY scheme but the number of people in the need of better healthcare is much bigger. So we actually supplementing Ayushman Bharat and under this scheme monopoly of insurance companies too has been negated."

    Singh said, "The role of Quality Council of India is basically to ensure quality of services at every level. Whatever is accredited by us actually doesn't require retesting in any economy of the country as per WTO pact. So we want good quality to be ensured to the beneficiaries under this scheme."

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