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Kayakalp Awards

  • 13 Jan 2021
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Recently the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has conferred 5th National Kayakalp awards to Public and Private Health Facilities for high standards of Sanitation and Hygiene.

Key Points

  • Background:
    • Government of India launched a National Initiative ‘Kayakalp’ on 15th May 2015 to ensure hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness in Public Health Facilities in India.
  • About:
    • Those District Hospitals, Sub-divisional hospitals, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres and Health & Wellness Centres in the public healthcare system who have achieved high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control were recognised and felicitated with awards.
  • Objectives:
    • To promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public healthcare facilities, through incentivizing and recognizing such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control
    • To inculcate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness, and sanitation.
    • To create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes
  • Other Initiatives under Kayakalp:
    • Mera Aspataal:
      • The Mera Aspataal Initiative was launched to capture patient reaction to the services offered in the hospital and help improve the services by taking corrective measures.
    • Swachh SwasthSarvatra (SSS) :
      • MoHFW had collaborated with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and launched SSS program, under which, one community health centre (CHCs) situated within Open Defecation Free block receives one-time grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs under the National Health Mission for undertaking improvement activities, so that the CHC becomes Kayakalp CHC.


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