National Safety Council was set up by the Ministry of Labour on 4th March, 1966 to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement on Safety, Health and Environment at the national level. It has been doing dedicated service to the nation in developing and leading the voluntary movement under the guidance of the Governing Body since its inception.
The National Safety Council institutionalised three distinct national level awards schemes - Manufacturing Sector since 1998; Construction Sector from 2005 and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises from 2009 for providing national recognition to organisations implementing consistent and praiseworthy Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programs. The fact that hospitals are clearly a high-risk sector and considering the importance of OSH in hospital sector, National Security Council decided to include Hospitals in their award category in 2017.
During the National Safety Day Celebration 2017, National Safety Council - Kerala Chapter recognised Baby Memorial Hospital as the safest hospital in Kerala. BMH is the first Hospital in Kerala to win this prestigious award.
For Baby Memorial Hospital, Lt Col Sunny Thomas, Chief Administrative Officer collected the award on Saturday 4th March, 2017 at Hotel International, MG Road, Ernakulum.