SHILLONG, April 23: The pride of Northeast, NEIGRIHMS, had another feather to its cap as the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda conferred the Kayakalp Award 2017 to NEIGRIHMS for receiving 1st position in Kayakalp assessment of Central Government-run hospitals and institutions under the Swachht Bharat Mission.
Swatchh Bharat is a mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to streamline the Swatchhta in hospitals, the Centre initiated Kayakalp awards in the year 2015.
In 2015, NEIGRIHMs got 3rd award in the ranking under the Kayakalp scheme. The gaps detected in 2015 were rectified in 2016 with a missionary zeal and NEIGRIHMS, by a little margin to AIIMS New Delhi, was placed at 2nd rank.
However, through continuous progress, NEIGRIHMS got 1st rank in group ‘B’ hospitals and institutions among Central Government run- hospitals and institutions for the year 2018, the results of which were declared recently.
A representative team headed by the Director Prof Dr D M Thappa, along with members of Kayakalp formally received the cheque worth Rs1.5 crores, a citation and a certificate recently at RML Hospital in New Delhi.
The Kayakalp award is given on assessment of all- round performance in sanitation, hygiene, waste management, infection control, support services, hospital maintenance, energy conservation, innovative methods adopted and public grievance redressal mechanism.
The Kayakalp assessment goes through three steps comprising internal assessment, peer review assessment and final assessment before the ranking is decided on the basis of overall marks obtained in all the steps of assessment.
Thappa congratulated all the stakeholders of NEIGRIHMS for the achievement of NEIGRIHMS in the Swachhta mission. He complimented the dedication and hard work of all the doctors and officials who worked hard for the past one year to get the first rank in the Swachhta assessment scheme.