Health Technology Assessment in India (previously known as Medical Technology Assessment Board) has already been setup by the Government in this regard.
The Government has taken several steps in order to set up more friendly health support system in the country which includes the following:
(1) National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) – National Quality Assurance Standards have been developed keeping in the specific requirements for public health facilities as well global best practices.
(2) Quality Certification– Quality Certification program for public health facilities has been launched with aim of recognizing the good preforming facilities as well improving credibility of public hospitals in community.
(3) Kayakalp award scheme– Kayakalp Award Scheme aims to improving Cleanliness, Hygiene and waste management practices in Public Health Facilities.
(4) Laboratory improvement for Excellence (LIFE): Scheme for Laboratory Quality Improvement mandates for focused intervention for improving & standardization the quality of laboratory services through assessment, capacity building, and accreditation.
(5) Mera Aaspatal patient feedback system-This program utilises IT enabled tools to collect, analyse and improve the patient satisfaction in public health facilities.
(6) Standard Treatment Guidelines– Standard Treatment Guidelines plays critical role in ensuring evidence based clinical practice and quality of care.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.