On 22nd February 2018, the Nursing team from Fortis Hospital Anandapur bagged the first prize from the Confederation of Indian Industries at the 30th Quality Circle Awards held at The Park Hotel in Kolkata. The team competed with 5 other hospitals and some non-healthcare companies to bag this prestigious award.
The nursing team from Fortis was named ‘Aztec’ and the project presentation was on the topic of “Surgical Safety- An Extra Mile Approach”. The team members were Ms. Anjali Sen, Nursing supervisor OT, Ms. Kulwinder kaur-Nursing Incharge-Pre and post operative Area, Ms. Nupur Das – Nursing Supervisor NICU, Ms. Banrishisha Basaiawmoit- Quality Nurse. The observes were Ms. Anasuya – Nursing supervisor –SICU and Mr. Asif- Nursing Incharge Neuro Operation Theater.
The Quality Circle continues to be a vital tool for fostering Total Quality Management practices in an organisation. CII has been organizing Quality Circle Conventions all over the country, with the objective of encouraging the use of this tool amongst members as well as providing members with an opportunity to share knowledge of prevalent Quality Circle practices in other member companies.
The competition provides a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form Quality Circles within the company. It also acts as a forum to exchange ideas and share experiences. Chief Executives, Senior Managers and Supervisors can take this opportunity to get an insight into some of the outstanding examples of Quality Circles, understand how to promote and encourage the Quality Circle movement within their own organization and exchange ideas with the facilitators and trainers of the other participating circles.