Puttur: In a tragic road accident that took place on Friday night, a 20-year-old youth died after his bike collided with a jeep near By-pass Tenkila in Puttur here.

The deceased has been identified as Muhammed Hashim (20), a resident of Parladka. Hashim was reportedly running a business of fresh fish.

Hashim sustained critical injuries after the collision as he fell on the road as an impact of the accident. He was rushed to a hospital in Mangaluru where he breathed his last.

A case has been registered by the Puttur Traffic Police in this regard. 

Fresh Fish Business Closed for Saturday:

In the aftermath of the demise of Muhammed Hashim, who is the son of Hamza Haji, one of Puttur’s renowned fresh fish dealers, the Fresh-Fish Dealer’s Association at Puttur has halted all business operations for Saturday, as an expression of condolence and collective grieving.

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Mangaluru: The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) has granted NABH accreditation to Unity Hospital, with effect from December 2, 2020, which is valid up to December 1, 2023.

NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. NABH is an institutional member as well as a board member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and the hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition.

Accreditation in healthcare goes beyond just infrastructure for a hospital. It is about process and outcome.

NABH standards for hospitals provides a framework for quality assurance and quality improvement at all levels and across all the functions. It calls for compliance with the laws of the land, seeks to question how the objectives of patient safety & infection control are achieved.

The accreditation process started a few years back and with the continuous dedication and hard work of every staff of the Unity Hospital.

Its NABH journey started in the year 2017. They received entry-level, NABH accreditation in the year 2018. The full NABH accreditation milestone was achieved in 2020.

So far, NABH has accredited only 725 hospitals in the country and Unity Hospital is the 723rd in the list. This makes Unity Hospital, the fifth hospital in the city to get full NABH accreditation.

Unity Hospital was established in 1978 under the leadership of its chairman and medical director Dr C P Habeeb Rehman with the aim to provide patients with a safe, economical and comfortable environment to avail healthcare services.

Since its inception, they have been consistently providing high quality and up-to-date preventive and curative health services to a population spread across the western coast of Karnataka and northern Kerala.

The NABH accreditation strengthens the vision of the hospital - ‘To be recognised, respected and be the most preferred health care service provider’ and the hospital’s mission – ‘To provide patients with quality healthcare services in a comfortable, caring and safe environment’.

The challenges ahead for healthcare providers are many. Unity Hospital’s pursuit of excellence is insatiable. Their journey of delivering safe and quality patient care will continue with enthusiasm and dedication.