Bhubaneswar: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),Bhubaneswar, has bagged the second best hospital award amongst category-B in country for cleanliness and sanitation for second year in a row.
Country’s premier medical institution has been awarded Rs 1 crore under ‘Kayakalpa Scheme’ launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
AIIMS, Bhubaneswar was selected for the award consecutively for past two years following evaluation that was based on rigorous process of internal assessment, peer assessment and external assessment through various parameters such as hospital upkeep, sanitation & hygiene, waste management, infection control and other support services.
Last year, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar had bagged the award as the second cleanest hospital amongst category B hospitals (less than 1000 beds).
The hospital recorded the highest number of OPD patients among six new AIIMS as published in media, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar stated in a letter.
The hospital manages biomedical waste and sewage effectively and keep the indoors clean and disinfected, hospital director Gitanjali Batmanabane highlights the achievements through a letter to Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi.
According to a survey conducted by “ The Week-Hansa Research Survey 2019”, published in “The Week” in its 29th September issue, about India’s best hospitals, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has been rated the best public hospital in Odisha and Bhubaneswar city.
Besides, it is the third best hospital in eastern zone in both private and public hospital category, the letter stated.
The Kayakalpa Award was instituted as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on May 15, 2015 as a national initiative to recognise and felicitate public health facilities that demonstrates levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection-control measures on promoting cleanliness in public spaces.