Seven primary health centres (PHCs) in Chhattisgarh have received the National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC) Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
The awards were given by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry after a virtual evaluation of the PHCs.
The certification was provided after the health centres satisfied rigorous parameters related to services availability set by experts from the government of India.
Two PHCs (Surguja-Lundra and Raghunathpur) received the NQAC award. Likewise, Khadgavan in Korea district, Deorvija in Bemetara, Mandir Hasoud in Raipur, Rahod in Janjgir and Patewa in Mahasamund too got the awards.
For getting NQAC certification award, a PHC must score above 70 marks in evaluation. This nationwide evaluation was introduced to improve the service quality at PHCs. The PHCs are evaluated on the basis of an 8-point checklist.
NQAC judges a health centre mainly on service availability, cleanliness, CCTV camera and numbers of doctors. Other factors also play a role.