Feb 13 & 14

9th International Patient Safety Conference 2023

Dr. Vijay Agarwal

Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President – CAHO, a crusader for Continual Quality Improvement in Healthcare, has a vision to raise the bar of Indian Healthcare Organizations to match Global Standards, through CAHO which is a national body of repute for promoting patient safety, healthcare quality protocols and accreditation.

He was instrumental in the country adopting pulse polio strategy for Polio Eradication and also played a key role in shaping the Bio Medical Waste Management Scheme in Delhi.

He 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.

He is a post-graduate in paediatrics from the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. He commenced his professional career in 1973, has over the decades earned a sterling reputation as a Paediatrician and has been recognized by IMA as Hony Professor.

He has held various positions – 

  • Co-Chair of NABH Accreditation Committee (2014 to 2018)
  • Executive Director- Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital (2007 to 2015)
  • Former Advisor to Max Healthcare (Quality & Business Excellence);(2015 to 2019)
  • Chair-Technical Committee, Karnataka Task Force for Public Policy in Healthcare
  • Founder Chairman of Nursing Home Forum ( 1992 to 2002)
  • Founder President of Society for Child Development (1995 till now)
  • Chair Accreditation Committee NABET (QCI) ( Appointed in 2020)

He is recipient of – 

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI)
  • QIPMRO Platinum Standard- Healthcare Award for being : National Statesman for Quality & Excellence
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