From A Reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 19: Under the Centre’s Kaya Kalp programme for cleanliness of hospitals, the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regiol Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) Shillong proved itself for its untiring efforts in keeping the hospital clean from all aspects by bagging the 2nd prize amongst the 16 Tertiary Care Central Government hospitals in India. This award is 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.
The award comes with a trophy, a citation and prize money of Rs. 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.
The Director in-charge of the Institute 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,” said Prof. Manuj Saikia, Nodal Officer Kaya Kalp, PRO & Chief Spokesperson, NEIGRIHMS.
Union Health Minister JP dda congratulated the entire team for being an example for others to follow.