Tawang district hospital wins Kayakalp Award

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 23: Tawang district hospital was adjudged the Best Kayakalp District Hospital of the State, while the community health centre (CHC) in Kimin (Papum Pare district) was adjudged the Best Kayakalp CHC.
The CHC in Rupa (West Kameng) was given the commendation award under the CHC category.
The Kayakalp awards carry cash prizes of Rs 50 lakhs for the best district hospital, and Rs 15 lakhs for the best CHC, while the commendation awards come with Rs 1 lakh.
The awards were presented to the winners in a simple award ceremony held here on Friday.
Other health facilities eligible for the Kayakalp Award are the primary health centre (PHC), Pania (Kra Daadi), PHC Sinchung (West Kameng), PHC Borduria (Tirap), PHC Bilat (East Siang) and PHC Lhou (Tawang).
The Kayakalp awards for these health facilities carry Rs 2 lakh each, along with citations. The award ceremony will be held at the respective district headquarters at a later date.
Congratulating the staffs of all the award winning health facilities, Health & Family Welfare Special Secretary Tapasya Raghav gave a clarion call to all the line-staffs to continue their good work.
She exhorted them to maintain and further improve the quality of health services, not only in the chosen criteria for the Kayakalp Award but also in the criteria for the National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) Certification Award.
She urged the staffs of other health facilities to develop a healthy competitive attitude to win the Kayakalp Award and take the quality of health services in the state to the next level.
Family Welfare Director, Dr Kabang Lego, reminded the healthcare service providers of instituting of the Kayakalp Award to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities; to incentivize and recognize public health facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to the 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; and to create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes.
The Kayakalp Award is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 October, 2014. The award is given in various categories of health facilities, with the overall highest quality services adjudged from the given category for hospital/facility upkeep, sanitation and hygiene, hospital waste management, infection control, support services, and hygiene promotion, informed Dr S Bhattacharjee, Joint Director, Department of Family Welfare and nodal officer for Kayakalp.
He also highlighted the selection criteria and processes of health facilities for this award.
Officers of the health services & family welfare department and medical officers in charge of award-winning health facilities attended the function.