MUVATTUPUZHA:Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the State Government would award cash prize of Rs 10 lakh to the first nine primary health centres/community healthcare centres in the State that secure accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABHA).
The CM was speaking at a function held for handing over NABHA certificate to the Pandappilly Healthcare Centre near Muvattupuzha on Saturday.
Announcing the Rs 10-lakh cash award for the Pandappilly Community Healthcare Centre, he urged the other healthcare institutions in the State to replicate the Pandappilly model.
“The State Health Department has plans to start medical colleges in all districts and taluk hospitals. The government is committed to giving importance to the health sector,” Oommen Chandy said.
The accreditation certificate was handed over to Dr James Mani of the Pandappilly Community Healthcare Centre. On the occasion, Adv Joyce George MP inaugurated the renovated laboratory at the healthcare centre. Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob, Joseph Vazhakkan MLA, District panchayat president Eldhose Kunnappilly, P C Thomas, Francis George, Johny Nelloor, Babu Paul, A V Issac, district medical officer K V Beena, block panchayat president Azeez Pandarappilly and Arakkuzha panchayat president Jancy Joshi also spoke.
The Pandappilly Community Healthcare Centre was launched in 1951.