Shillong News Desk | Shillong, April 16, 2018:
The North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong was awarded the Kayakalp award by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India for the year 2017-2018.
Having secured the top position in the Group B Hospitals and Institutions, NEIGRIHMS was awarded cash prize of Rs 1,50,00,000 (one crore and fifty lakh).
NEIGRIHMS Shillong left behind Hospitals and Institutions like AIIMS Bhuneshwar, NIMHANS Bangalore and AIIMS Rishikesh which stood 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Acknoeldeging the contribution made by the officers and staffs of the hospital, Director NEIGRIHMS Prof (Dr) D.M Thappa congratulated the Medical Superintendent and his team of Doctors and officials who worked hard throughout the year to get the first position in the Kayakalp awards.
”Your hard work has paid back” he said on the occasion.
The Kayakalp awards felicitate Public Health Facilities for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene.
The Kayakalp scheme launched in 2015 covered 10 Central Government Institutions and District Hospitals in the year of launch. This year the scheme expanded coverage to 16 Central Government institutions including 6 new AIIMSs and all Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).
The system adopted for central Government institutions follows a two tier assessment process of internal and external assessment followed by decision by a Jury constituted in the Ministry. Eight (8) external assessment teams were constituted for assessment of the 16 Central Government institutions.
In the states, Kayakalp awards are declared based on score arrived at through a three tier assessment system of internal, peer and external assessment.