Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar has been adjudged the second best among B-category hospitals in the country under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission.
The institute will receive a cash award of Rs 1 crore for its performance in ‘Kayakalp Scheme’ instituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Swachh Bharat.
Hospitals were categorized into two groups as A and B based on standard criteria. The awards are aimed at promoting a high degree of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in healthcare facilities and to inculcate a culture ongoing assessment peer review of performance related to hygiene cleanliness and sanitation.
The health ministry has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the award distribution under the Kayakalp scheme which is given to Centre-run hospitals in two categories- A and B for maintaining all-around sanitation, hygiene, waste management, infection control, support services, hygiene promotion and proper feedback mechanism from the public on cleanliness.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi was ranked top in A category and bagged an award of Rs 2.50 crore while Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh secured the second position and will receive Rs 1.50 Cr.