The exercise, which assessed the performance of over 700 government hospitals across India on 10 framework indicators, evaluated hospitals in three domains: structure, procedures and outputs/outcomes.
The ranking showed that four hospitals including Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow were found to be the best OPD Consulting Category. The most notable among them was the Surgical Productivity Index in which Tej Bahadur Sapru Hospital, Prayagraj, has been ranked as the best in the country.
Other hospitals in UP in the list include Malkhan Singh District Hospital Aligarh, RNM District Joint Hospital Firozabad, District Women’s Hospital Mau and Joint District Hospital Kannauj.
However, experts were of the view that in terms of ‘proportion of paramedical staff’, the IPHS The criteria given to Combined District Hospital Kannauj was not a real achievement. Reason: The hospital had six times more paramedical staff which reflects the skewed distribution of the available workforce and speaks for a closer look at the appointments.
“Despite the large funding allocation for district hospitals as well as their important role in health care provision, there is no comprehensive system for assessing their performance based on their outcomes,” said the background document on the exercise, ‘Hospital Health’.
It also showed that a list of indicators and their importance was prepared after consultation with the states. data from hospital management information system Hospitals were brought in to rank.
Announcements and evaluation under Mission Kayakalp were also referred before giving marks.
Health officials said the NITI Aayog in an official report has sought background notes of the best hospitals in a pre-determined format for releasing the rankings, which aims to provide a template for emulation.