The Prime Minister of India introduced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd of October, 2014 to promote cleanliness in public space. Cleanliness and hygiene are good for healthy living, but it becomes a need when we talk about health care facilities. Cleanliness not only prevents the spread of infection but also provides the patients and the visitors a positive experience.
Ministry of Health And Family Welfare, Government of India, has launched a national initiative on 15th of May, 2015 to promote cleanliness and enhance the quality of public health facilities. The purpose of this initiative is to appreciate and recognise their effort to create a healthy environment. The name of this initiative is “KAYAKALP”. Swachhta guidelines for health facilities along with this initiative have also been issued.
The objective of the award scheme is as follows:
To promote cleanliness, hygiene and Infection Control Practices in public Health Care Facilities.
To incentivize and recognize 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.
The awards would be categorised as follow:
Best two District Hospitals in each state (Best District hospital in small states).
Best two Community Health Centres/Sub District Hospitals (limited to one in small states).
One Primary Health Centre in every district.
The parameters on which the performance of the facility would be judged are as follows:
Sanitation and hygiene
Criteria for application to the Awards Scheme:
Following are the prerequisites for applying for an award:
Constituted a Cleanliness and Infection Control Committee.
Instituted a mechanism of periodic internal assessment/peer assessment based on defined criteria
Achieved at least 70% score in the criteria during the peer assessment process
Level of Facility
Certificate of Commendation
District Hospital 1st - Rs 50 lakhs
2nd - Rs 20 lakhs
Rs 3 lakhs
CHC & SDH
CHC & SDH 1st - Rs 15 lakhs
2nd - Rs 10 lakhs
Rs 1 lakhs
Primary Health Centre
Winner - Rs 2 lakhs
To know about score card, click here
- PUBLISHED DATE : Sep 28, 2015
- PUBLISHED BY : NHP CC DC
- CREATED / VALIDATED BY : NHP Admin
- LAST UPDATED BY : Sep 29, 2015
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