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CitiusTech Cofounder Rizwan Koita Joins NABH as Chairperson

Written by : Arti Ghargi

May 10, 2024

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Rizwan Koita has been actively involved in digital health initiatives at NABH and has served on its board over the past two years.

Rizwan Koita, director of the Koita Foundation and cofounder of CitiusTech, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).

This appointment marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to enhance healthcare quality and accreditation standards in India.

NABH, a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI), plays a pivotal role in setting benchmarks for quality, accrediting, and certifying hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the nation.

Rizwan Koita, who has been actively involved in digital health initiatives at NABH and has served on its board over the past two years, expressed his enthusiasm for the new role.

He also emphasized NABH's crucial role in transforming healthcare and patient safety in India and highlighted the organization's potential to drive the adoption of digital health initiatives.

“NABH can play a key role in enhancing healthcare, especially in small-and mid-sized healthcare facilities across India, which constitute a large part of the healthcare ecosystem, and make healthcare more accessible, measurable, and cost-effective for patients across India. NABH can also drive adoption of digital health and the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) initiative, which is a key national priority,” Koita said.

NABH is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (lSQua) and is also its Institutional Member.

Moreover, the NABH standards accredited by lSQua have been adopted by over 20,000 hospitals across India.

Jaxay Shah, chairman of QCI, expressed his confidence in Koita's leadership, citing his global perspective on healthcare and technology as assets.

"I am delighted to welcome Mr Rizwan Koita as the Chairman of NABH. His global perspective on healthcare, technology and scaling businesses will enable us to expand NABH's reach across India and serve all segments of the healthcare ecosystem," Shah said.

Koita is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and cofounder of CitiusTech.

He played a pivotal role in establishing the company as one of the fastest-growing healthcare technology firms globally which turned unicorn in 2019.

After stepping down from his active role as CEO of CitiusTech, Rizwan Koita has been focused on his philanthropic venture, Koita Foundation which focuses on digital health in India.

The foundation has established partnerships with several leading academic institutions, hospitals, and industry associations including IIT Bombay, Ashoka University, Tata Memorial/National Cancer Grid, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).


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