Saturday, 21 May 2016

‘Kayakalp Fortnight’ to be observed in Central Government hospitals across the country

‘Kayakalp Fortnight’ to be observed in Central Government hospitals across the country

Speaking at the launch of the ‘Kayakalp Fortnight’ at AIIMS, New Delhi yesterday, Shri J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare said, “To implement the vision and philosophy behind Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Hon. Prime Minister, the Health Ministry launched the Kayakalp initiative last year to set protocols for hygiene and sanitation at government health facilities. The initiative towards total “Swacchta” in public health facilities is aimed towards building confidence of the users in public health facilities, provide quality service and encourage team work”. He added that the initiative will encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic.

The ‘Kayakalp Fortnight’ will be observed throughout the country in various central government hospitals from 20th May, 2016 to 3rd June, 2016 with a view to intensifying the Kayakalp initiatives under the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

As part of the various activities to be taken up during the fortnight, senior officers of the Ministry will be inspecting various Central Hospitals in the country to take stock of the existing status and to intensify the Swachhta drive. The States have been requested to take up similar campaigns in their respective States... As part of Kayakalp, standards and protocols have been put in place for upkeep of services within and outside the buildings; support services such as laundry and food are provided at various locations; waste management as per standards is undertaken; and infection control measures are taken. Committees and sub-committees are formed to periodically review and monitor the progress made in these areas… (PIB) 

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