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Enhancing Skills for the Future
Given the scarcity of technical personnel in eye care, NYSASDRI has proposed to conduct a one-year full-time training course for Vision Technicians. NYSASDRI applied to the Government of India's Health Sector Skill Council, and the course was affiliated. The BMZ in Germany has also looked into the initiative and has agreed to support the students in getting trained under the programme. In the first year of this programme, 40 students from different areas of Odisha have successfully completed the one-year Vision Technician training course.
One-Year Ophthalmic Assistant Course Under NCVRT-Affiliated Course
Skills, knowledge, and innovation are important driving forces of economic growth and social development in our nation. To further strengthen our nation, Kalinga Eye Hospital prioritizes education. Vocational (or skill-based) education is becoming increasingly important today, with many employers expecting new employees to have all of the practical skills that they need to start work. Vocational education is similarly critical for those who have to support their families immediately after senior secondary school.
On the subject of eye care, the status of eye care services is poorer in Odisha than in any other state in India. Eye care requires specific expertise, equipment, and training. One of the major barriers to eye care in Odisha is the absence of adequately trained eye care personnel, particularly the mid-level ophthalmic paramedics (MLOPs) who help to share the burden from the ophthalmologists. After becoming affiliated with the Health Sector Skill Council for Vision Technician Course, this year Kalinga Eye Hospital became affiliated with the National Council of Vocational and Research Training for five vocational training programmes, which include a six-month certificate course for opticians, a one-year certificate course in operation theatre technology, a one-year certificate course for nursing assistants, a one-year diploma course for ophthalmic assistants, and a one-year post-graduate diploma course in clinical optometry. The course is yet to begin, but will be start the programme is running at Kalinga vocational centre, Dhenkanal.
Kalinga Eye Hospital Empanelled with ECHS
On 25th March 2021, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, has empanelled Kalinga Eye Hospital, Dhenkanal for the Cashless treatment of Ex-servicemen (Army, Airforce & Navy) and their dependents under the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (E.C.H.S). After this empanelment, patient in need of ophthalmic treatment can be referred from 16 different ECHS poly clinics of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chatisgarh.
Kalinga Eye Hospital is certified as NABH Pre-Accredited SHCO.
Kalinga Eye Hospital is the eye care project for NYSASDRI and recently it has got the recognition of Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification from NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers). The NABH caliber provides framework for quality assurance and improvement for the Healthcare Organizations. Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification is a stepping stone for further enhancing the quality of patient care and safety. The standards emphasize features like quality service, trained staff, good working environment, safety, infrastructure, cleanliness etc. Being a part of NYSASDRI, this hospital is focused on providing best quality eye treatment with state of the art technology and services. Kalinga Eye Hospital is the choicest destination for the people of Dhenkanal when it comes to quality eye treatment for 19 years now since its launch in 2002 due to experience of the surgeons and advanced technologies. Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) has further increased the responsibility towards patients to provide them best care and quality treatment. This recognition has made the staff to be more responsible in delivering quality services with the help of world's best technology to the patients. NABH recognitions is a stepping stone to the hospital as there are hundreds of stringent objective elements required for the hospital to achieve in order to get the NABH accreditation. These guidelines are divided between patient centered excellence and organization centred merits. Kalinga Eye Hospital has all those merits to get the recognition.
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