Bhubaneswar: The Kayakalp Team from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), comprising three members from AIIMS Patna, namely Dr. Sujeet Kumar Sinha, Dr. Bijaynanda Naik, and Dr. Asim Sarfraz, recently conducted a peer assessment visit to AIIMS Bhubaneswar. The team commended the national institute for upholding a high standard of management.
During their visit, the Kayakalp Team conducted a thorough assessment, engaging with AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas and other senior officials. Accompanied by Medical Superintendent Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida, Dr. M C Sahoo, Dr. Arvind Singh, Dr. Ashok Kumar Jena, Dr. Gaurav Chhabra, Dr. Dharitri Swain, Dr. Subarna Mitra, Dr. Mahalingam Venkateshan, SE(I/c) C R Rout, Dr. Biswajeevan Sahoo, the team visited various departments, including OPD, IPD, OT, ICU, Trauma & Emergency, CSSD, and the kitchen. They meticulously reviewed documentation processes and physically inspected the hospital, engaging with both staff and patients.
In a special program chaired by Executive Director Dr. Biswas, the assessment team expressed their extreme satisfaction with the hospital’s functioning. They specifically praised AIIMS Bhubaneswar for maintaining high management standards, particularly during the challenging periods when the Kayakalp Scheme was temporarily halted due to the COVID and post-COVID period.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar, a leading national institute in the state, has received the Kayakalp Award thrice consecutively for its exceptional performance in promoting cleanliness, hygiene, and implementing sustainable practices in public health facilities.
The Kayakalp Award Scheme, an extension of the Swachh Bharat Mission, was initiated on May 15, 2015, with the goal of enhancing cleanliness, hygiene, waste management, and infection control practices in public healthcare facilities. It aims to incentivize outstanding facilities and foster a commitment to cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control practices in Public Health Facilities (PHFs) nationwide.