BPGH adjudged best ‘kayakalp’ GH in state

ITANAGAR, Sep 17: Bakin Pertin General Hospital (BPGH) in East Siang HQ Pasighat has been adjudged the best ‘kayakalp’ general hospital of the state, while the community health centre (CHC) in Ruksin, also in East Siang, has been adjudged the best kayakalp CHC, the IEC state bureau informed in a release.

Under the district category of primary health centres (PHC), Mukto has been adjudged the best among all the PHCs of Tawang district, the Bilat PHC has been adjudged the best in East Siang, the Lazu PHC has been adjudged the best in Tirap district, and the Nikte PHC has been adjusted the best in West Siang district.

The CHCs in Deomali (Tirap), Kalaktang (West Siang), Yomcha (West Siang), and Rupa (West Kameng), and the PHCs in Rani (East Siang), Sinchung (West Kameng) and Jeying (Upper Siang) were given commendation certificates.

The kayakalp award carries a cash prize 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.

“BPGH also bagged the certification of three lakhs for labour room and another three lakhs for maternal operation theatre at the laQshya kayakalp award ceremony held at the NHM state training hall 16 September,” the bureau informed.

Congratulating the staffs of the award winning health facilities, NHM Mission Director Dr Sonal Swaroop urged them to continue their good work and improve their health services “not only in kayakalp criteria but also in chosen criteria for national quality assurances standard (NQAS).”

Family Welfare DDHS Dr Amping Perme also reiterated the need to continue the benchmark set by them, and encouraged other districts to “adhere to the standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control-free set target for kayakalp award.”

“The kayakalp award was instituted as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 15 May, 2015, as a national initiative to recognize and felicitate public health facilities that demonstrate a high level of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control measure,” informed Dr Raja Dodum, NQAS external assessor for the government of India.