Orbis Launches Guidelines for Hospitals/Clinics Under New Normal

November 2020

Endorsed by Centers of Excellence in eye care and reviewed by representative of WHO SEARO, “Comprehensive Guidelines for OPD/IPD Services in Ophthalmology Hospitals/Clinics under New Normal: Living with Covid-19” was released by Orbis and QAI on the occasion of World Quality Day.

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Dr. Promila Gupta, Principal Consultant, DGHS, MoHFW Launches the Orbis-QAI Guidelines

Gracing the event with her presence, Dr. Promila Gupta formally launched the Orbis-QAI 'Comprehensive Guidelines For OPD/ IPD Services in Ophthalmology Hospitals/Clinics Under New Normal: Living with Covid-19'

Speaking at the launch event, she said, “As the health-care system is finally re-organizing to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, it is important to align comprehensive eye care activities in line with the government’s COVID guidelines."

“The guidelines issued by Orbis and QAI for the eye healthcare professionals is a comprehensive and standard document to be followed to ensure the well-being and safety of patients, attendants and health care professionals. It is an exemplary approach formulated for all eye hospitals and clinics across the country to implement in their processes” ​

Dr Promila Gupta

Principal Consultant, Director General of Health Services (MoHFW)

List of key attendees:

  • Dr. Promila Gupta Principal Consultant, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Dr Patanjali Nayar Regional Adviser; Disability & Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Department of Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
  • Dr Peter Lachman CEO International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA)
  • Dr GN Rao Founder Chairman, LV Prasad Eye Institute
  • Dr. Rishi Raj Borah, Country Director-Orbis India
  • Dr. BK Rana, CEO, Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI)
  • Dr RD Ravindran Chairman, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai
  • Dr TS Surendran Vice-Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • Prof Praveen Vashist Officer In-charge, Community Ophthalmology, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS
  • Arlene Lozano Vice President, Project Development & Quality Assurance, Orbis
  • Hunter Cherwek Vice President-Clinical Services, Orbis

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