It is eighth hospital in district to get the State-level accreditation

The taluk hospital at Parassala has become the first taluk hospital in the State to win the Kerala Accreditation Standards for Hospitals (KASH), an accreditation, standards and quality improvement programme initiated by the government to ensure that all public sector hospitals deliver an optimum level of services.

The Parassala hospital secured this recognition after it was found to satisfy 78 main quality standards and 433 sub-components of the KASH quality standards manual. This is the eighth hospital in the district to be awarded the KASH stamp.

Criteria

KASH standards have been adapted from the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) and Indian Public Health Standards guidelines so that each level of health care institution maintains an essential standards charter within its scope and limitations. Patient care and safety, infection control, medication safety, and equity in delivering health care are some of the main components of KASH.

Till date, 14 public sector hospitals in the State have been awarded the KASH recognition.

A committee including the Health Secretary, State Mission Director of Arogyakeralam, Director of Health Service, and Director of Medical Education gives approval to hospitals for KASH after evaluation.