KOCHI: Health Minister P K Sreemathi has said that gaining the confidence of patients was all the more important as far as health standards are concerned.
After declaring Ernakulam General Hospital as National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NAHB)-accredited hospital on the hospital premises on Tuesday, Sreemathi said that the hospital would be able to cater to the requirements of the patients and offer quality treatment.
The government could make all the hospitals in the state patient-friendly.
Sreemathi asked the Kochi Corporation to set aside a share from its Plan fund to provide better facilities at the Ernakulam General Hospital. Sreemathi urged the doctors, staff, patients, bystanders, NGOs and all others related to the hospital to sustain the achievement.
The Ernakulam General Hospital is the fourth in the government sector to get NABH accreditation.
The accreditation will give a fillip to the healthcare sector in Kochi. The care given to the patients will get a boost.
District Collector M Beena, who is also the chairperson of the Hospital Management Committee, welcomed the gathering.
Charles Dias MP, MLAs K Babu and Dominic Presentation, Dr Thuppil Venkitesh, principal advisor, Quality Control Institute, Health Secretary K S Sreenivas, NRHM state mission director Sourabh Jain, NRHM district manager Dr K V Beena and Dr Junaid Rahman, superintendent, Ernakulam General Hospital, spoke.