Shillong: Government-owned super-speciality North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here in Meghalaya has been awarded the Centre’s Kaya Kalp programme for cleanliness of hospitals, an official said today. The hospital bagging the 2nd prize amongst the 16 Tertiary Care Central government hospitals in India.
“This award is a recognition of the overall effort of all the staff members of the hospital in promoting cleanliness, hygiene, infection control thereby enhancing patient satisfaction and experience,” NEIGRIHMS Chief Spokesperson, Prof. Manuj Saikia said.
The award comes with a trophy, a citation and a prize money of 3 crores in appreciation of the good work done. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi bagged the first prize, while the third prize went to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
Kaya Kalp Scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India as a national initiative to improve the cleanliness and hygiene of the government hospitals, in a way to change the mindset of the general public and bring in a positive impact.Prof. Saikia said the scheme assesses the cleanliness of the Hospitals based on seven broad criteria and 59 sub-criteria with a total weightage of 650. Broadly the hospital is assessed on Hospital Upkeep, Sanitation and Hygiene, Hospital Support Services, Waste Management, Infection Control, Hygiene promotion, Management of the landscaped areas, gardens and feedback mechanism from public on cleanliness focussing on holistic health.
NEIGRIHMS Director Prof. P. Bhattacharya has congratulated and offered his gratitude to the patients, attendants and staff members for the feat achieved and had urged all those visiting the hospital for whatsoever reason to contribute in their own ways to keep the hospital clean for better patient care delivery.”This is another feather to the good work done by NEIGRIHMS in contributing towards achieving the goal of a ‘Clean India’. The Award has infused more enthusiasm into the team for hardwork and has once again uplifted the image of the Institute and the North East towards cleanliness” he said.