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Kayakalp-Award Scheme: All You Need To Know

Published on Friday, December 30, 2016
Kayakalp-Award Scheme: All You Need To Know


The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi introduced the Swachh Bharat Mision as on 2nd of October,2014 to promote cleanliness in public space. Cleanliness and hygiene in Public Space are good for healthy living, but it becomes a need when we talk about health care facilities. Cleanliness not only prevents the spread of infection but also it provides the patients and the visitors a positive experience.

Ministry of Health And Family Welfare has launched a New initiative named as “KAYAKALP” at the national level to promote cleanliness and enhance the quality of public health facilities in Hospitals, Clinics, Public Space, etc. The main Aim of this initiative is to appreciate and recognise their effort to create a healthy environment in the Society. Swachhta guidelines for health facilities along with this initiative have also been issued.


  • The Main objective of the schemes are as follows: 
  • For successful implementation of this scheme the Government of India is trying to promote cleanliness, hygiene and Infection Control Practices in public Health Care Facilities through various channels like Print Media, TVs, Campaign, etc. 
  • To incentivize and recognise such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control. 
  • To infuse a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to public health care, hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation. 
  • To create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes. 

Award Categories:

  • The awards would be categorised are as follow: 
  • The Award will be given to best 2 “District Hospitals” in each state (Best District hospital in states). 
  • The Award will be given to best two Community Health Centres or Sub-District Hospitals (limited to one in small states). 
  • One Primary Health Centre in every district will get the best Award. 

Parameters of the Health Facility Centre:

  • There are few parameters on which the performance of these Health Facilities Centre would be judged are as follows: 
  • Hospital or Facility Upkeep 
  • Sanitation and hygiene 
  • Waste Management 
  • Infection control 
  • Support Services 
  • Hygiene Promotion 

Basic Criteria for application to the Awards Scheme:

  • Following are the criteria’s for applying for an award: 
  • Constituted a Cleanliness and Infection Control Committee in District Hospitals or Sub-District Hospitals to monitor the process. 
  • Instituted a mechanism of periodic review i.e. internal assessment based on defined criteria. 
  • Achieved a minimum of 70% score in the criteria during the peer assessment process. 
  • The Best Hospital out of all will get Award at National Levels. 
  • The Award Committee at the district level is headed by the District Magistrate. 

Fast Facts

Level of Facility
Certificate of Commendation
District Hospital
District Hospital 1st Prize - 50 Lakh
District Hospital 2nd Prize – 20 Lakh
Rupees 3 Lakh.
Public Health Centre
Winner – Maximum of 2 Lakh
Rupees 50,000.
Winner – 15 Lakh
Runner-up – 10 Lakh
Rupees 1 Lakh.
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