Vijayapura wins best dist hospital award

Vijayapura wins best dist hospital award

The Vijayapura district hospital has emerged the best district hospital in Karnataka and won a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for the second straight year under the Health Department’s Kayakalp 2016-17 programme.

McGann Hospital, Shivamogga, finished runner-up and received a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh. The commendation awards of Rs 3 lakh each have gone to Vanivilas Hospital, Bengaluru, district hospital, Tumakuru, district hospital, Kolar, and Wenlock district hospital, Mangaluru.

 The best taluk hospital award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, went to Community Health Centre (CHC), Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada district, while the CHC in Vijayapura, Bengaluru Rural district, finished runner-up and received Rs 10 lakh. Twenty-one taluk hospitals /CHCs received commendation awards of Rs 1 lakh each. Besides, in each district, one primary health centre (PHC) was identified for the best PHC award which carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. Commendation awards of Rs 50,000 were given away to 44 PHCs in various districts.

The awards were given away by Health Commissioner Subodh Yadav at a ceremony at Vikasa Soudha on Friday.

The awards were instituted to assess the performance of healthcare facilities on such parameters as sanitation and hygiene, infection control, hospital upkeep and waste management. Community participation assessment was done sequentially through a three-tier system.

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