Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to grade all medical colleges and hospitals, DHHs, SDHs & CHCs functioning as first referral hospitals by the Health department based on defined parameters.
The State Health & Family Welfare Department, in a notification, said that the prime objective of the gradation system is to improve patient satisfaction through bringing teamwork, technology, transparency and transformation of the healthcare service delivery system in a time-bound manner.
In order to assess the performance of public health facilities in terms of their functioning and quality of care and to create a healthy competitive spirit among the public health facilities, the government announced that all Medical Colleges & Hospitals, District Head Quarter Hospitals, all SDHs and those CHCs functioning as First Referral Units will be graded annually (every Financial Year) based on defined parameters.
The three top-performing health facilities will be felicitated by the Chief Minister while a cash award will also be given to Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) of winning health facilities. The top-performing medical college and hospital will get Rs 3 crore, followed by Rs 1.5 crore for the second rank and Rs 1 crore for the third rank.
Similarly for the winning DHHs the reward will be Rs 1 crore, while the second and third-ranked DHHs will be awarded Rs 50 lakh and Rs 30 lakh respectively.
Further, for SDHs and CHCs, the winner will get Rs 50 lakh while the second and third ranks will get Rs 25 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively.