Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare presented Kayakalp Awards 2016-17

Feb 17, 2017 12:15 IST

 

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The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on 15 February 2017 presented the Kayakap Awards for 2016-17 in New Delhi.

The Kayakap Awards are conferred annually to encourage and incentivize Public Health Facilities (PHFs) about cleanliness and hygiene.

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Winners of Kayakalp Awards 2016-17

Public Health Facility

Award

Prize money

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

First Prize

Rs 5 Crore

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong

Second Prize

Rs 3 Crore

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Third Prize

Rs 1 Crore

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur

Commendation Award

Rs 50 lakh

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur

Commendation Award

Rs 50 lakh

National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), Delhi

Commendation Award

Rs 50 lakh

On this occasion, the minister also felicitated the District Hospitals, PHCs and CHCs for winning the awards in their respective states and union territories.

The awards were given to

i. Best two District Hospitals (DH) in each state (only one best district hospital in small states)

ii. Best two Community Health Centres (CHC) or Sub District Hospitals (SDH) (limited to one in small states)

iii. One Primary Health Centre (PHC) in every district

First rank and second rank awardees at DHs level got Rs 50 lakh and Rs 20 lakh respectively. While Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh were given to the first rank and the second rank awardees at  the CHC (or SDH) level respectively, the winner in the PHC category got Rs  2 lakh as prize money.

About Kayakalp Award Scheme

The Kayakalp Award Scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in May 2015 to improve hygiene in health institutions across India.

The objectives of the Kayakalp Award Scheme are -

i. To promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities

ii. To incentivize and recognize such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control

iii. To inculcate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation

iv. To create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes

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