Health is a State subject. Accreditation of clinical laboratories is undertaken by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) under the Department of Science and Technology. The compliance of requirements under ISO 15189 is used as the criteria for such accreditation by the NABL.
Accreditation of hospitals/laboratories provides a sense of assurance about the availability of quality healthcare service from the accredited institutions. The information is not maintained by the Central Government.
Health is a State subject. The Central Government has been persuading the State Governments to adopt Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 under which minimum standards for facilities and services, health personnel, and records & reports, have been drafted and placed in public domain.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.