Silchar: It was a moment of pride for the entire medical fraternity of Cachar when Silchar S M Dev Civil Hospital (SMDCH) was awarded 1st prize under Kayakalp at a ceremonial function at Sankar Dev Kalakhetra, Guwahati, on Sunday. Minister of Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma handed over the prize to Dr Sudip Jyoti Das, joint director of health services, Cachar, Ashutosh Burman, Superintendent, SMDCH, and Rahul Ghose, district programme manager, national health mission, Cachar.
Kayakalp is a national initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to promote cleanliness and enhance the quality of health care facilities. The purpose is to appreciate and recognise organisations’s effort in creating a healthy environment. The initiative promotes cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control, creates and shares sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in healthcare facilities linked to positive health outcome.
An amount of Rs 50 lakh was credited to the account of SMDCH which is to be utilized in various development works of the hospital. Apart from that other hospitals of Cachar were awarded in various categories with the sole objective of encouraging the medical and para medical staff to keep up the good work. These include block primary health centres of Harinagar, Dholai and Borkhola, Katigorah model hospital, Kalain first referral unit, Joypur subsidiary health centre, multipurpose health centres of Borjalenga and Narsingpur.
Expressing her happiness at the laurels earned by the civil hospital and other subsidiary health centres, Deputy Commissioner, Laya Madduri, said the achievements would encourage and inspire them to do still better and render the best of services to people. This would definitely improve the quality of delivery system, patient safety and hospital upkeep. She congratulated the entire health team of Cachar and hoped other health centres would emulate the example of good work of their sister organisations and bring appreciation for themselves.