Kayakalp Award Scheme : Benefits

Kayakalp Award Scheme : Benefits

Question - The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched Kayakalp, an award scheme for public health facilities recently. Discuss the benefits of this scheme.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has released an initiative for awards to public health facilities known as Kayakalp


• Kayakalp scheme will encourage public health facility in the nation to work towards standards of excellence to ensure facilities stay clean and hygienic

• Bio-waste disposal protocols will also be initiated

• Initiative towards Swacchta in public health facilities will:

- Bring user confidence
- Provide quality service
- Encourage team work

• Various stakeholders, NGOs, people as well as voluntary organisations will be able to participate in the endeavour and share responsibilities for initiating clean health facilities

• Scheme will also provide opportunities and incentives to bolstering inter sectoral coordination for the improvement of health systems at state level

• Award scheme will promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public healthcare facilities

• It will reward performance and initiate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance to promote hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation

Facts and Stats

About the Scheme

• 5 awards will be provided under the scheme namely:
• Best district hospitals in each state(2)
• Best community health centres/sub-districts hospitals (2)
• One primary health centre in every district

• Judged by set criterion, prize winners will receive cash awards with citations

• First and second rank award winners at district level hospitals will get INR 50 lakhs and 20 lakhs respectively

• 15 and 10 lakhs are allocated for community health centres/sub district hospitals for the same criteria

• Winners at primary health centre will get INR 2 lakh under the scheme

• Awards will be given based on the following parameters:
- Sanitation and hygiene,
- Infection control,
- Hospital upkeep,
- Waste management,
- Community participation assessment

• This will be assessed by the following types of assessment:
- Peer
- Internal
- External
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