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AIIMS Bhubaneswar Receives Kayakalp Award For Third Time

Bhubaneswar: Apart from its medical expertise, the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar has proved its mettle once again for promoting cleanliness, hygiene and creating sustainable practices in public health facilities by winning the Kayakalp Award Scheme.

The institute has been adjudged as the best central government hospital under B category for cleanliness for third consecutive year. AIIMS Bhubaneswar will get an award of Rs 2 crore for the performance. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan presented the award in a virtual ceremony at New Delhi on Tuesday.

It had earlier received the award in 2018 as well as in 2019 for becoming second cleanest hospital in the country among category B hospitals (less than 1000 beds) and received Rs one crore as prize money.

Similarly, among the DHHs, Angul District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) has been awarded as the Kayakalp Winner Hospital while DHH Kalahandi was felicitated as Runners Up Hospital.

Rairangpur Sub Divisional Hospital (SDH) in Mayurbhanj district was felicitated as the Winner Hospital in Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH)/Community Health Centre (CHC) category for the year 2019-20.

As many as 19 DHHs, 78 SDHs/CHCs, 66 Urban PHCs, 156 PHCs and 18 HWC Sub centres in the State were presented Kayakalp award in the year 2019-20.

Applauding the importance of Kayakalp scheme Harsh Vardhan said.” Kayakalp has not only been able to facelift the condition of public health facilities but has also made significant impact in improving the behaviour of masses. This paradigm shift is well reflected in the number of ‘Satisfied’ patients as reported through ‘Mera Aspataal’.”

“The scheme, which saw the participation of 716 District Hospitals and central government institutions in its first year has spread to 26,172 public health facilities now. In the last year 2019-20, number of Kayakalp facilities has increased to 7,615,” added the Union Minister.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan too congratulated AIIMS Bhubaneswar for being adjudged as the best Central Government hospital for cleanliness.

The Kayakalp Award was introduced by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on May 15, 2015 as a national initiative to recognize and felicitate public health facilities that ensures high level of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control measure.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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