Dr. Sonia Trikha
State Health Systems Resource Centre, Haryana (HSHRC) is an autonomous body set up in May 2012, for advising the Health Department, Government of Haryana on strategic planning and implementation of Health & Family Welfare services in the state. It was created in line with the guidelines received from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to serve as an apex body for providing technical assistance to department of Health, Haryana.
The objectives of HSHRC are not limited to provision of technical inputs and policy prescription but also to carry out periodic assessments and conduct monitoring and evaluation of health programmes.
To address its mandate of supporting the health systems through policy planning, strategic development and knowledge management, State Health Systems Resource Centre, Haryana currently has five divisions - Quality Assurance, Healthcare Technology, Public Health Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation and Administration divisions.
HSHRC introduced the concept of Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance in government health facilities of the state and is currently supporting 329 health facilities to reach quality standards in accordance with National Quality Assurance Programme (NQAP), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). I am happy to share that HSHRC facilitated certification and accreditation of eleven hospitals in Haryana during 2016-17.
e-Upchaar, a flagship programme of Government of Haryana for computerization all public health facilities is being implemented by HSHRC. The project aims to bring efficient service delivery in the government hospitals and administrative efficiency in the entire healthcare system by streamlining and digitizing workflows.
In a recent initiative HSHRC established Gender Health Support Centres named ‘Sukoon’ in eight district hospitals with an objective to provide all possible support & counselling to women affected by sexual and gender based violence. HSHRC is also actively involved in research studies to gather evidence for suggesting policy changes wherever needed.
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