District Hospital located in Pune has bagged second place for the ‘Kayakalp’ award in the year 2016-17. ‘Kayakalp’ is an initiative for awards to encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help facilities stay clean and hygienic.
Dr R K Shelke, Civil Surgeon, Pune, said, “We had formed a special team to achieve the goals under Kayakalapa program. From waste disposal in the hospital to maintain good hygienic practices our staff, we ensured everything. The secret of our success is team work, coordination and minute planning. It is a public hospital without dirt and our visitors appreciate us for that.”
A special felicitation program will be held on Monday in Mumbai. He added, “The zest and zeal shown by the hospitals and their collective efforts in improving cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices should continue unabated.”
The Kayakalp scheme which was launched in 2015 covered 10 central government institutions and district hospitals in the year of launch. The current year the Kayakalp assessment in states covered over 700 district hospitals, over 5,000 community health centres and over 25,000 primary health centres.
The system adopted for central government institutions follow a two tier assessment process of internal and external assessment followed by decision by a jury constituted by the ministry. Eight external assessment teams were constituted for assessment of the sixteen central government institutions. In the states, Kayakalp awards are declared based on score arrived at through a three tier assessment system of internal, peer and external assessment.