Now, National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers (NABH) certified hospitals are to be empanelled for treatment of Central Government Employees in India.
Besides quality assurance it should take into consideration of the comparison of cost factor among comparable hospitals and a regulation to keep some check on escalating cost of treatment.
They also look into the unethical practice in some of the hospitals where some unnecessary investigations are performed with a clear intention to extract money from the patient. This practice is more rampant if the patient has an insurance cover.
The National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI). The primary mission of QCI is to help India achieve and sustain total quality and reliability in all areas of life, work, environment, product and services at individual, organizational, community, and societal levels.
The NABH accreditation program currently includes hospitals, nursing houses, blood banks, ayurvedic hospitals, diagnostic centres, medical laboratories, dental centres and wellness centres. To date, over 600 hospitals and centres have applied; and 100 have earned NABH accreditation.