LEH, Oct 12: District Hospital (DH) Leh and Community Health Centre (CHC) Kahlste received Kayakalp Awards for the year 2018-19 at New Delhi as these health institutions were adjudged first in the state of J&K in DH and CHC category.
The award function was organized at New Delhi where Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in presence of Ashwin Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and FamilyW, Preeti Sudan, Secretary Health and Manoj Jhalani, Additional Secretary & Mission Director (NHM) gave away the awards to all the Kayakalp awardees from States/UTs and Central Government.
Dr Tsering Samphel, Medical Superintendent, DH Leh and Dr Iqbal Ahmed, BMO, Kahlste received the awards on behalf of DH Leh and CHC Kahlste, respectively. Kayakalp Awards encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help facilities stay clean, hygienic and infection free.
The objective of this award scheme is to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities, to incentivize and recognize such facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control.
Under the Kayakalp, the assessment process starts with an internal assessment of the health facilities cyclically done by the constituted facility level cleanliness and infection control committee followed by peer assessment, where facilities scoring more than 70% in internal assessment are assessed by the team of the neighbouring district/block facility team and finally external assessment of the facilities scoring more than 70% after peer assessment is done by the team which is nominated by the Chairman, State Quality Assurance Committee.