NABH Cracks Down on Fake Documents in Hospital Accreditation Process

NABH has also taken the crucial step of publicly disclosing the names of hospitals found to be in violation on its official website

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Last Updated on May 23, 2024 by The Health Master

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The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is taking a firm stance against unethical practices in the healthcare industry.

In a recent move, NABH issued a stern warning to healthcare organizations against submitting tampered or forged documents during the accreditation and empanelment processes.

This decisive action comes in response to a rise in reports of such misconduct by some hospitals.

Protecting Patient Trust

NABH has received concerning reports, through various sources, of hospitals engaging in unethical and illegal activities,” stated Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar, CEO of NABH.

“These actions not only undermine the integrity of the accreditation process but also erode the trust stakeholders have placed in NABH as a symbol of quality healthcare.”

Zero Tolerance for Document Fraud

NABH has circulated a formal notice to all healthcare organizations, emphasizing its unwavering commitment to a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of document tampering, forgery, or falsification.

Dr. Kochhar reiterated, “Healthcare organizations are solely responsible for ensuring the authenticity and accuracy of all documents submitted to NABH, either directly or on their behalf.”

He further highlighted the severe consequences of non-compliance, including:

  • Outright rejection of accreditation applications
  • Immediate withdrawal of existing accreditation
  • Minimum five-year ban on reapplying for accreditation
  • Potential legal action

Transparency and Accountability

NABH has also taken the crucial step of publicly disclosing the names of hospitals found to be in violation on its official website.

This measure aims to hold healthcare providers accountable and foster a culture of transparency within the industry.

“Maintaining transparency and ethical conduct is essential to uphold the credibility of the accreditation and certification process,” Dr. Kochhar emphasized.

Reporting Fake Documents

NABH encourages all healthcare organizations to actively participate in upholding ethical standards and adhering strictly to regulatory requirements.

They have established a dedicated email address, complaints.redressal@nabh.co, for reporting any instances of suspected certificate or document forgery.

“NABH is firmly committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and integrity in healthcare delivery, ensuring patient safety and quality care remain our top priorities,” Dr. Kochhar stated.

Collective Commitment to Quality Healthcare

Dr. Kochhar concluded with a call to action for all partner hospitals:

“We urge all our partner hospitals to reaffirm their dedication to ethical practices and strict adherence to NABH guidelines.”

“Together, let’s work towards upholding the values of integrity and professionalism that define our shared mission of delivering exceptional healthcare services.”

This decisive action by NABH demonstrates its unwavering commitment to patient safety and quality healthcare delivery in India.

By ensuring the integrity of the accreditation process and fostering a culture of ethical conduct, NABH paves the way for a future where patients can access reliable and high-quality healthcare services.

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