With a view to improve the quality of health services being provided in health institutions, Kaya-Kalp Awards are being given to 394 health institutions of the state in the year 2021-22. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will present Kaya-Kalp Awards to selected health institutions at Kushabhau Thakre Hall on August 8 and will also distribute an amount of Rs 55 crore under Mission Sehat to the in-charges of government institutions with a single click.
The development health institutions in the state as per the kaya-kalp (rejuvenation) criteria was initiated in the year 2015. Health institutions are developed according to the kaya-kalp criteria and are rewarded after evaluating them at three levels. 9 health institutions were selected for the Kaya-Kalp Award in the year 2015-16, 65 in the year 2016-17, 63 in the year 2017-18, 96 in the year 2018-19, 269 in the year 2019-20, 220 in the year 2020-21 and 394 health institutions were awarded in the year 2021-22 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Developing the institution as per the Kaya-Kalp criteria has resulted in cleanliness in the institutions, prevention of infection to patients and reduction in hospital infections.
There is an improvement in the quality of services being provided in health institutions and continuous training is being imparted to the employees. Training is being imparted on subjects like National Quality Assurance Standard, Bio-waste Management, Infection Control, Patient Safety, Internal Assessment Techniques, Quality Management Techniques etc. Due to the availability of high level protocols of infection control in health institutions, the staff in the institutions themselves did not get infected with Covid-19 and the patients admitted in the institution also recovered quickly. Continuous efforts are being made by the state government to develop health institutions as per NQAS and Kaya-Kalp norms.
To provide quality and decent health facilities to the citizens of the state, arrangements have been made for proper treatment in all 52 District Hospitals, 119 Civil Hospitals, 356 Community Health Centres, 1266 Primary Health Centres and 10 thousand 287 Sub Health Centres.
Keeping in mind the convenience of patients coming for treatment in all these health institutions, arrangements are being made for the maintenance of infrastructure, availability of high quality essential medical equipment, various types of tests, checkups, dialysis and cancer treatment etc.
To overcome the shortage of medical specialists in health institutions, an action plan has been made to expand tele-medicine facilities and provide facilities like help-desk and queue management to assist the patients and their relatives visiting the OPD of the hospital.