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SON charges hospitals on standards

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

The Director General, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Malam Farouk Salim has urged health facilities nationwide to maintain the standard in their efforts to save lives especially during this COVID pandemic.

The DG was speaking while presenting Nisa Premier Hospital, Abuja the international ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification for standard healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

Represented by Engineer Felix Nyado, he urged the hospital to ensure that the system remains effective and sustainable in order to reap the benefit of ISO approach to quality management system.

He said: “The system having been certified has been placed on annual surveillance audit to ensure continuing suitability and the effectiveness of the quality management system. In the cause of the audit exercises, where non-conformances are observed and are effectively resolved within the specified time frame, the system will retain the certificate.

“However the certificate will be withdrawn if the structure in place for certification breaks down and necessary corrective action are not taken on observed non-conformances.”

The chairman of the hospital’s board and former Minister of National Planning, Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, said the certification marks another development in the progress the hospital was making in terms of healthcare delivery system in the country.