District hospital receives ‘Kayakalp’ award


Nashik: Nashik district civil hospital received the first prize under state government’s Kayakalp Yojana. State Health Minister Dr. Deepak Sawant presented the trophy and cheque of Rs. 50 lakh to the squad from Nashik. Consolation prizes were also presented to Kalvan and Deola sub-district hospitals.

The award presentation took place at Mumbai. Deputy director (health) Sulochana Ghodke, district civil surgeon Dr. Suresh Jagdale, additional district civil surgeon Dr. G M Hole, Dr. Sunil Patil, district health officer Dr. Sunil Waghchoure, arogyasevika Deshmukh and representatives of all departments in the district hospital received this award.

MP Arvind Sawant, additional chief secretary (health) Dr. Vijay Sajbir Singh, deputy director (health) Dr. Vyas, deputy director Satish Pawar and additional director Archana Patil were present on dais.
Kayakalp Yojana is an ambitious scheme by government and objective is to empower district hospitals through this. Committees at divisional, state and national level had inspected hygiene, trained employees, services and facilites being provided to patients, work style in hospitals, disposal of bio-waste, information about training given to trained staff in the hospitals, documents in the hospital, notes in them, adequate medicine stock, notes about it and services and facilities being provided to those patients who are admitted in the hospitals.
The awards were announced thereafter in March, 2017. Nashik district hospital was declared as number one, whereas Pune came second. The Central government honoured these hospitals.