Kayakalp Award Felicition Program Held

(Changtongya- Best CHC 2019-20 receiving award from Minister Pangnyu Phom at Kayakalp award function on March 26th, 2021 at Kohima|Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, March 26 (NEx): The Kayakalp Award Felicitation program for awardee health facilities for the year 2019-2020, was held at the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima on Friday, March 26th, 2021, with Minister, Health & Family Welfare Department, S. Pangnyu Phom as the special guest.

According to DIPR report, the Health Minister, S. Pangnyu Phom, in his short speech said that Kayakalp schemes are to encourage and incentivize public health facilities. These awards are meant for hospitals with the highest standards of sanitation, hygiene and quality of Health Care Services. Pangnyu also said that there has been a phenomenal transformation in many hospitals particularly, those hospitals which has bagged the Kayakalp award in the last few years. He reiterated that teamwork is crucial in any event and said that Kayakalp award, without the 4th grade staff contribution, nurses and doctors cannot do it alone, and he congratulated all the staff who has put equal effort to win the award. He also said that he will continue to give his support to build stronger, skilled and equipped health care workers to provide quality and accessible healthcare services and to build a resilient health system in the State.

The Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Amardeep S. Bhatia, IAS, in his opening remark, said that KAYAKALP was introduced by the Prime Minister in 2014 and launched on a national level by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on May 15th, 2015. He also said that Kayakalp, which means rejuvenation, is an initiative which was launched to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health facilities. The goal of Kayakalp is to incentivize and recognize public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control. He congratulated the awardees and urged them to set high standards for other facilities to compete in for future.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Director, NHM, Dr. Manyau Phom, mentioned that although the external assessment was completed by 2nd week of March 2020, due the pandemic, the award function could not be organised on time. He also said that the objective of Kayakalp scheme was to inculcate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation, to create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes, and to link performance under ‘Mera Aspataal’ (clients satisfaction) under Kayakalp scheme. He added that based on the norms and guidelines, as provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland had undertaken the processes and protocols followed by the assessment of health facilities for the Kayakalp award. Manyau also said that Kayakalp can play a pivotal role in reinstating and reconfirming the trust and confidence of the community in public health facilities.

Awards & Incentives (Kayakalp & NQAS) to Hospitals:

For Quality improvement especially Cleanliness, hygiene & infection control, the list of selected Health Units awarded under Kayakalp during 2019-20 are given below:

Community Health Centre (CHC):

Changtongya CHC- Mokokchung (1st)
Meluri CHC- Phek (2nd)
Noklak CHC- Tuensang (Commendation)
Sanis CHC- Wokha (Commendation)
Medziphema CHC- Dimapur (Commendation)

Best Primary Health Centre (PHC) Award;

Dimapur- Chumukedima PHC
Kohima- Botsa PHC
Mokokchung- Mongsenyimti PHC
Peren- Athibung PHC
Wokha- Chukitong PHC
Zunheboto- Suruhuto PHC
Kiphire- Sitimi PHC
Mon- Changlangshu PHC
Phek- Dzulhami PHC

Commendation for PHC:

Kohima- Chunglikha PHC, UPHC Seikhazou
Dimapur- Singrijan PHC
Tuensang- Longpang PHC
Wokha-Nyiro PHC
Peren- Dungki PHC, Heningkunglwa PHC
Mokokchung- Chuchuyimlang PHC, Longkhum PHC, Merangkong PHC
Zunheboto- Satakha PHC

Presentation on State overview on quality assurance programme was given by Dr. Vizovotuo Lohe, while a presentation on SUMAN was given by UNICEF Consultant, Dr. Longri Kichu.

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