The Greater Chennai Corporation is set to enhance the accessibility and quality of services in urban primary health centers (UPHCs) by obtaining certification from the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS). Senior officials recently convened to assess the progress of these initiatives within the framework of the Chennai City Partnership of the World Bank.
The civic body aims to improve infection control practices, patient care, clinical services, and overall quality management within UPHCs. This program is expected to allow residents to identify well-performing hospitals through certification, thus boosting the credibility of public healthcare facilities. The UPHC in Koyambedu has already received NQAS accreditation, while inspection dates have been scheduled for five additional UPHCs, including the Korattur UPHC.
AIADMK Councillor J. John highlighted the potential benefits for underserved areas like Patravakkam and Korattur, emphasizing the need for better drinking water facilities and flood protection work. The proposed improvements are expected to greatly benefit patients and enhance healthcare services in the region.