Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar has been adjudged the second cleanest hospital in the country by Swachh Bharat Mission. The assessment was made in two categories. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, ranked second in the category B hospitals of the country while in category A, AIIMS, New Delhi, topped the rank.
The institute will be awarded Rs 1 crore under the Kayakalp scheme for the performance. The Kayakalp Award is aimed at promoting high degree of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in health care facilities.
The honour comes at a time when the institute is celebrating Swachh Pakhwada from April 1 to 15. This year’s activity included massive cleaning of exterior and interior of the hospital, hygiene promotion involving general public and training on infection control to all stakeholders.
Earlier, Joint secretary of ministry of health and family welfare Gayatri Mishra visited the institute on April 11 as Swachhta observer and expressed her satisfaction over the cleanliness of the hospitals and activities undertaken by the institute under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Director, AIIMS, Dr Gitanjali Batamanbane said the award was possible with positive feedback received from patients on the clinical, support and utility services of AIIMS. Medical Superintendent Dr SN Mohanty and Dean Dr Vikas Bhatia have congratulated the staff of the hospital.