Baramulla, Kargil hospitals awarded by Centre

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 20: National felicitation function of Kayakalp awardees 2017-18 was held today at PGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi which was organised by Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare was chief guest during the function.
“Kayakalp” initiative for improving “Swachhta” at the public health facilities, like District Hospitals/ CHCs (FRUs) / PHCs (24×7) has been  launched in J&K also and through a process of assessment ,  as per the Kayakalp guidelines, viz; internal assessment, peer assessment and external assessment, the institutions were assessed and District Hospital, Baramulla was assessed as No 1 in the category of District Hospitals and CHC Sankoo, Kargil was adjusted best in the category of CHCs.
Accordingly, a cash award of Rs. 50 lakhs was given to District Hospital , Baramulla and Rs 15 lakh to CHC Sankoo, Kargil. As per the guidelines, 75% of the cash award goes to the Rogi Kalyan Samities for upgradation the facilities in the institution and 25% of the cash award was given to the facility teams as cash incentive.
The Union Health Minister and MoS in presence of secretary Health, Secretary Water and Sanitation , AS&MD, NHM and other dignitaries presented citation and awards to the state team which was led by Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Mission Director, NHM, J&K and represented by  Dr.Syed Masood, Medical Superintendent, Baramulla, Dr. Munawar Hussain Wazir, Block Medical Officer, Sankoo, Dr Narinder Bhatial, State Program Officer, Quality Assurance and Junaid Ahmad Zaroo, Assistant Program Manager, Quality Assurance.