P.D. Hinduja Hospital becomes the first hospital to be conferred the ‘Green and Clean Hospital Platinum Certificate’ in India
– The Platinum certificate granted by Bureau Veritas is of the highest rank in this category
Mumbai November 27, 2017: P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC today, became the first hospital in India to be conferred the ‘Green and Clean Hospital Platinum Certificate’ by Bureau Veritas, a renowned international certification and assessment agency. The prestigious Platinum certificate granted is the highest in its category and signifies an organization’s sustained effort towards working together in harmony with the environment, along with the implementation of various control mechanisms that focus on a clean and hygienic system within the hospital. The hospital was audited on standards for Leadership & Commitment; Legal Compliances like statutory regulations; BioMedical waste management; Environmental Sustainability by meaning of water / energy/ carbon footprints; Hospital Infection Control; Hygiene & Sanitaization; Food Hygiene / Safety; Health & Safety to name a few. The internal audits were also measured.
On receiving the certification, Mr. Gautam Khanna, CEO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “It brings me tremendous pleasure to see that the combined effort and dedication of our employees being acknowledged. I would like to congratulate our employees for contributing to our vision of providing quality healthcare to all that come to our hospital. I am grateful to Bureau Veritas for this prestigious certification.”
The hospital first underwent the training for these standards by Bureau Veritas & AHPI, then worked towards the compliance of these standards and the audit was conducted in the month of September. The outcome of the audit is that the hospital is the 1st in India to receive this Platinum Certification
Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “This certification marks an important benchmark for Hinduja Hospital and it’s strive to reach and provide quality healthcare services to our patients. It is a testimony of our hard work and commitment to provide outstanding patient care and a motivation to continue striving to achieve our founder’s vision of providing quality healthcare for all.”
Mr. Ramesh Koregave, Director – Certification, South Asia region of Bureau Veritas said, “Amongst various Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) programs, Bureau Veritas launched ‘Green and Clean Hospitals’ certification programme. This brings out a sustainable environment within the space of hospitals which ensures excellence in governance in terms of implementing a robust framework to comply with requirements for being an eco-friendly healthcare provider.”
Mr. Annaswamy Vaidheesh, Vice President and Managing Director, South Asia, GSK Pharmaceuticals Ltd. congratulated P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai on becoming the first hospital to be accredited by Bureau Veritas for “Green and Clean Standard for Hospitals. He further said, “We are sure this accreditation would provide tangible benefits in terms of process efficiency, patient and hospital outcomes. GSK India is committed to partner with Hinduja Hospital for this program.”
About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre:
P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, which started off as a clinic in 1951, is today ranked as one of the leading Multi-Specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over six decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. The hospital has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to have Gama Knife technology, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. The hospital has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. P.D. Hinduja Hospital was also one of the pioneers in its space to launch Care@Home and Short Stay Service in 2007 and 2008 respectively. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a center of excellence for infectious disease research in India. For its contribution to quality healthcare delivery, the hospital has also been bestowed with Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In line with one of its guiding principles “Work to Give”, the hospital runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra and Dadra Nagar Haveli.