Published on: April 10, 2011

Pallium India participated in an important event on World Health Day, 7th of April 2011, as part of the National Initiative on Patient Safety (NIPS).

The “Workshop for Patient Safety in Healthcare Facilities” (pdf) was organised by the Department of Hospital Administration of All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi, in collaboration with WHO (India).

This was the sixth workshop in which participants from 20 different medical colleges in different states of India participated. The meeting discussed, and generated action plans for several essential features for patient safety including surgical safety, infection control, drug-related factors and so on, but also communication as an important factor to ensure patient safety. Teams from participating Medical Colleges prepared action plans to improve communication within their institutions.

Col. Pawan Kapoor & Dr Mhoira Leng at NIPS

We believe that NIPS is a major and pragmatic initiative with the potential to make medical practice safer for 1.2 billion Indians. Inclusion of communication skills as an essential feature of NIPS shows the organisers’ vision.

Kudos to you, NIPS team! Pallium India considers it a privilege to be associated with you.

Promotional video on National Initiative on Patient Safety: