Straight from the Heart: IMA-HBI Initiative


Dr K K Aggarwal    04 December 2017

Thank you to Team HBI led by Dr RV Asokan for the wonderful work being done and for winning the Best Wing Award for the year 2017.

Here are some of my views about IMA HBI to be implemented by 28th December and put in the HBI agenda book.

Thanks for initiating over 768 pre entry level NABH accreditation certification process launching a HBI portal bringing out 12 HBI e Connect newsletters and a practical guide on hospital start ups conducting GST and insurance summits digital Team HBI and aiming for 10 000 affiliated memberships.

Hospital Board of India may consider re naming itself as IMA Clinical Establishment Board of India. This will give it a better branding and broader scope in working.

As per the last CWC resolution all state IMA branches having nursing home wings have already become part of HBI and the same should be implemented as early as possible HBI adopted medical emblem. NABH will not be able to cope up with numbers required by IRDA regarding pre accreditation entry level certification of clinical establishments. Today NABH requires a 3 month period of self certification prior to application.

This period may be certified by IMA. IMA certified clinical establishments means they are ready for entry level NABH certification. IRDA is being approached so that IMA certified establishments may be recognized by them for insurance purposes.

Medical tourism ministry has allowed IMA to run Mumbai airport facilitation centre. The same is to be coordinated by IMA HBI.

IMA HBI should tie up with IMA Insurance web page and IMA SBI card policy

Why NABH IMA white paper should be promoted to all?

IMA HBI should adopt IMA Aao Gaon Chale wing

HBI issues

  • Can technicians sign lab reports?
  • CEA Karnataka issue to be put in full page advt in one of the national dailies.
  • IMA HBI costing department to come out with its recommendation part 1 by the 2nd week of December . The aim of IMAHBI costing department should also be how to reduce the cost. The IMA sanctioned budget of six lakh to be used by IMA HBI for this purpose.
  • IMAHBI to implement one price one drug one company policy
  • IMAHBI Transgender Policy to have toilets for disable people to be used as toilets for transgenders

IMAHBI to come out with minimal requirement for ICU facility in small health care establishments in view of the Supreme Court judgment.

Small health care organizations should be promoted as they are the only cost effective setups. HBI to have a separate agenda book this year in central council.

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