Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations, was awarded the "QIMPRO PLATINUM STANDARD" Award 2019 for HEALTHCARE by Qimpro Foundation on 13th November, 2019 at Mumbai.
Qimpro Awards was conceptualized in 1989 by Dr. J. M. Juran, the Quality Guru, to recognize individual excellence in quality management. The awards were commenced by recognizing leaders and facilitators in business with the Qimpro Gold Standard and Qimpro Silver Standard respectively in four categories – Education, Healthcare, Business, and Environment.
A Qimpro Platinum Standard awardee is the one who is a National Statesman for Quality & Excellence, with global footprints.
Dr. Vijay, a national crusader for Continual Quality Improvement in Healthcare, has a vision to raise the bar of Indian Health Care Organizations to match Global Standards, through CAHO which is a platform created for NABH / NABL / JCI accredited HCOs to share best practices, create benchmarks and training programs. Apart from facilitating Continual Quality Improvement in these HCOs, CAHO encourages these organizations to handhold and mentor other hospitals to join quality journey and accreditation.
Dr. Agarwal believes that ‘People Make Quality. Driven by this passionate belief, he has established a series of CAHO Certified Professional Courses to equip and train every healthcare professional to pursue the quality journey.
Dr. Agarwal is a post-graduate in paediatrics from the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. He commenced his professional career in 1973 and has over the decades earned a sterling reputation as a Paediatrician. He will be remembered for his role in bringing Pulse Polio strategy to the country and for his strategic skills demonstrated while driving the National Pulse Polio Program.
Dr. Agarwal was a Member of the ISRO Health Quest Project, a unique collaboration between space scientists and healthcare professionals to take the country closer to the goal of “error-free” healthcare.