Sankara Nethralaya Main hospital won the accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) the highest evaluation parameter in the country for health care providers. This gives it a pride of place among the select Hospitals in Ophthalmology in India to win this coveted distinction. The stringent parameters that the NABH applies in its evaluation process can be gauged by the fact that it includes more than 500 mandatory objective elements with patient and organization centered standards.
NABH norms ensure that the clinical and governance aspects are process driven and based on clear transparent policies and protocols; in a nutshell NABH guidelines streamline the entire operations of a hospital. NABH is the Indian equivalent of major international standards governing the health care industry worldwide and is in turn accredited to ISQUA; this makes an NABH accredited hospital on par in all respects with hospitals of international repute and standing the world over.
Aided by a professional NABH consulting agency, Sankara Nethralaya brought about improvements in the areas of Documentation, Infrastructure, Training, Processes, Patient care, Employee care and Quality Indicators. Quality committees were formed and adherence to legal requirements was given greater priority. Based on satisfactory compliance to the NABH guidelines the main hospital was recommended by the accreditation committee for final NABH Accreditation.