Kayakalp Awards Announced

IAS Prelims 2023

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended the felicitation ceremony of Kayakalp awardees (2016-17) for their work in maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene in public health facilities.

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). Thus, in the current year the Kayakalp assessment in States covered over 700 District hospitals, over 5,000 CHCs and over 25,000 PHCs.

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.


J P Nadda gave away the awards to the winners under various categories. Under the Central Government Hospitals category, the first prize of Rs 5 Crore was given to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong got the second prize of Rs 3 Crores and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh received the third prize of Rs 1 Crore.

Commendation awards of Rs 50 lakh each were given to AIIMS, Raipur, AIIMS, Jodhpur and National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), Delhi.

J P Nadda also felicitated the District Hospitals, PHCs and CHCs for winning the awards in their respective states and union territory.

Other information:

ICT based application ‘MeraAspataal (My Hospital)’ captures patients’ feedback about their experience in the health facilities on the services that they received or sought to receive.

MOHFW have launched a joint initiative with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation- SwachhSwasthSarvatra.