The Quality Management System (QMS) design and implementation under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) has been a unique intervention not only nationally, but also in the context of global HIV programmes.
The QMS was designed based on National and International guidelines, World Health Organization (WHO) and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. This is the first of its kind model in India in collaboration with CDC and SHARE INDIA which was successfully implemented by Mizoram State AIDS Control Society within the state in 3 focused district of Aizawl, Champhai and Lunglei.
QMS has been developed primarily focussing on the Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTCs) which cater to the clientele who access HIV testing services. The QMS implementation process seeks to ensure that the ICTCs achieve standards of good laboratory practices (GLP) in HIV testing. This is a step wise improvement process with an inbuilt mechanism of technical assistance for gap mitigation.
All 18 ICTCs received the “Certificate of Excellence” from NACO on 29 th August 2019. It has proven that the implementation of QMS in the ICTCs impact the overall quality of HIV tests in 18 ICTCs in three focused districts of Mizoram.
List of 18 Stand Alone ICTC receiving Certificate of Excellence
|Sl. No.||District||Name of Centre|
|1||Aizawl||ICTC Civil Hospital, Aizawl (District Aizawl)|
|2||Aizawl||PPTCT Civil Hospital, Aizawl (District Aizawl)|
|3||Aizawl||Community Health Centre Sakawrdai (District Aizawl)|
|4||Aizawl||TB Centre Falkawn (District Aizawl)|
|5||Aizawl||Referral Hospital Falkawn (District Aizawl)|
|6||Aizawl||Kulikawn Hospital (District Aizawl)|
|7||Aizawl||Community Health Centre Darlawn (District Aizawl)|
|8||Aizawl||Sub District Hospital Saitual (District Aizawl)|
|9||Aizawl||Primary Health Centre Thingsulthiah (District Aizawl)|
|10||Aizawl||Synod Hospital Durtlang (District Aizawl)|
|11||Champhai||Community Health Centre Khawzawl (District-Champhai)|
|12||Champhai||Community Health Centre Ngopa (District-Champhai)|
|13||Champhai||Primary Health Centre Khawbung (District-Champhai)|
|14||Champhai||District Hospital Champhai (District-Champhai)|
|15||Lunglei||Christian Hospital Serkawn (District-Lunglei)|
|16||Lunglei||Civil Hospital Lunglei (District-Lunglei)|
|17||Lunglei||Sub District Hospital Tlabung (District-Lunglei)|
|18||Lunglei||Community Health Centre Hnahthial (District-Lunglei)|