Antibiotics Policy

CAHO congratulates IMA for bringing out this white paper on Antibiotic Policy. More such steps are needed to promote the culture of patient safety and to sensitize doctors regarding the important role they have to play.

Fifty percent of the healthcare providers feel that costlier medicines are stronger and better; 70% feel that newer drugs are better and stronger; 87% feel that minimum 2 antibiotics are required for fever; 80% co-relate cough with necessity of antibiotics; 90% use Levofloxacin for Respiratory Tract infections and 50% are

not aware about the term healthcare associated infections.  Seventy percent of them feel that it is cheaper to give an antibiotic than to investigate a patient in an overcrowded OPD…...




IMA White Paper

Could not having a Telehealth Unit in a hospital in 2016 be considered deficiency in service?

In a few years from now, the response to the provocative query raised in the title could very well be a resounding Yes !Yes !

The universal phenomenon of urban rural health divide is particularly striking in India. We have centres of medical excellence in the metros, better than the best. However 750 million Indians, have no direct access to secondary and tertiary care, having to travel 40 to 100 km, as , 80% of India’s specialists primarily cater to 20% of the population






· IMA White Paper on Antibiotics Policy

· Telemedicine - The way forward

· Attaining & Maintaining Accreditation

About CAHO


Workshops conducted


Forthcoming Conferences


GoI Task Force on Treatment Guidelines



Text Box: March 2016


Central Government Act

Section 269 and 270 in The Indian Penal Code

269. Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life….. 


270. Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life.—Whoever malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to ……...


Attaining & Maintaining Accreditation  -

The Challenges

along the Path

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Department of Biochemistry, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi & Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations [CAHO]

4 February 2016


The CME was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr DS Rana, Chairman Board of Management SGRH and the Guest of Honor, Mr Anil Relia, Director NABL, lent their words of wisdom to the inauguration, as did Dr SP Byotra (Secretary, Board of Management, SGRH), and Dr Vijay Agarwal (Secretary General CAHO). Dr LM Srivastava (Advisor, Dept. of Biochemistry, SGRH) and Dr Seema Bhargava (Chairperson, Dept. of Biochemistry, SGRH) welcomed the delegates.

An attentive audience

2015 - 2016: Happenings






CAHO has been working with four selected Government hospitals of Karnataka. The main objectives of assignment is to provide service to help upgrade 4 selected District Hospitals to comply with NABH standards for accreditation and Pre-Assessment / Final Assessment facilitation in a time bound manner.      


Secretariat: D210, Sector 47, Noida UP 201301


Text Box: CAHO Journey 2015-2016 
With a growing number of healthcare organizations achieving NABH, NABL and JCI accreditation, there has been a need for a common platform that will facilitate communication amongst the accredited HCOs, share best practices, and provide benchmarking, while promoting and continuously improving the quality and safety of healthcare services provided by the HCOs across India, in collaboration with all stakeholders.
The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) is a not-for-profit society that was formed to fulfill this need.  
The primary objective of CAHO is to promote collaboration among accredited hospitals and laboratories to initiate efforts to improve healthcare quality and to work closely with NABH and NABL.

Workshops and Conferences

Dr Alexander Thomas President


Dr Vijay Agarwal      Secretary General

Hospital Management Asia (HMA) 2016 will be on 7-8 September 2016 at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

For more details, please visit Hospital Management Asia 2016

Communication Workshop at Max, Saket


GoI Taskforce on Treatment Guidelines


CAHO hadorganized a two day national training workshop on communication in healthcare on 26th and 27th February for medical professional. This training workshop was attended by 48 medical professional from various states of India. …….                         


The author K. Ganapathy, MCh Neurosurgery) FACS FICS FAMS Ph.D is currently President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Director, Apollo Tele Health Services, Past President, Telemedicine Society of India, Past President, Indian Society for Stereotactic &

Functional Neurosurgery.

Text Box: The Ministry of Health & Welfare, Government of India has constituted a task-force on developing and updating standard treatment guidelines. For the first phase 14 disease conditions have been identified to develop evidence based treatment guidelines. These guidelines have been developed by either adapting/adopting existing quality National / International guidelines or conducting systematic reviews on new clinical questions.
Comments, suggestions, objections including deletions /additions if required are invited. 

The comments may kindly be sent to

Notice issued:

Dr Seema Bhargava: Organizer