AIIMS Delhi wins Kayakalp Award, bags ₹3 crore

Health Minister gives Kayakalp Awards to hospitals

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today gave away Kayakalp Awards to different Central Government institutions, district hospitals, community health centres and private hospitals for their work in maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene in public health facilities.

In the Central Government institutions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi bagged a cash prize of three crore rupees, while Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry received a cash award of 1.5 crore rupees.

“Kayakalp award has made you an inspiration towards ‘swachhta’ in your community and region. Now you should become role models for other health facilities and inspire and lead your community and districts towards achieving the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.” Dr. Harsh Vardhan said presenting the award.

”It is now your duty, to take upon the leadership role and mentor and monitor the Ayushman Bharat- Health & Wellness Centers (AB-HWCs) of your Districts, States and UTs”, he added.

Besides, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar were among others which were felicitated for maintaining sanitation and hygiene.