ACCESS Health India supports the adoption of Standard Treatment Guidelines to improve the quality of care

Under its multistate Capacity Assistance Program to strengthen government-sponsored health insurance schemes in the country. ACCESS Health is set to support the adoption of standard treatment guidelines (STGs) in the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana in the state of Gujarat. In partnership with the State Health Protection Society, Government of Gujarat, and Centre for Global Development, ACCESS Health has commenced facilitating the adoption and adherence to STGs for all health benefits packages under the scheme.
The focus of the initiative is to assist the state in encouraging all relevant stakeholders to strategize and implement the guidelines smoothly and eventually promote standardization of care. The program has prioritized the most utilized health benefit specialties and reviewed corresponding reference guidelines. This has led to the customization and adaptation of standards for 42 procedures offered by the PMJAY program in three specialties; Cardiology, Ear Nose and Throat, and Neonatology.

Over the next few months, the focus is to create awareness through consultative meetings and orientation of network providers, government officials and to support and strategize the process of implementing the guidelines.