The hospital in the city that has patients from 12 districts around the state, on an average which conducts 20 to 30 deliveries has now certified for its quality at a national level. The union health department conferred the Lakshya certificate to Lady Goschen Hospital Mangalore
Lady Goschen hospital have women patients from nine districts in Karnataka and three districts in neighbouring Kerala state that visits hospital for delivery and other gynaecology diseases. The hospital is known for its quality medical care for many years even though its government and recommended for poor, they provide the best medical services.
The Lakshya certificate given by the union health department has three years of validity. In addition, a grant of Rs 3 lac is given each year with the condition of maintaining the same standard. Out of the Rs 3 lac, 75% is used for the development of the hospital while the rest 25% is distributed among the staff of the hospital depending on their working ability.
Hospital had a three-phase inspection before awarding the Lakshya certificate. The health of the patients are considered. Officials do conduct visits under central government and then the hospitals that have got the highest points are given the Lakshya certificate.
Medical Superintendent of Lady Goschen hospital Dr Durgaprasad M R says, “The staff has immensely contributed along with me in the improvement of the quality of service in the hospital. In the present list released by the central government, the hospital has scored above 90 in both the Labour department and Maternity Surgery department. Separate Platinum medal will be given for scores above 90.”