Delhi: J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Union offer “Shramdaan” on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2016) as part of “Bharat Abhiyaan Swachch” in the Safdarjung Hospital, today. Speaking on the occasion Nadda said that to implement the vision and philosophy behind Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Hon. Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health has also put the Kayakalp last year initiative underway to establish protocols for hygiene and sanitation in government health centers.
Health Minister also said that “Kayakalp” initiative will encourage all public health facilities in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help grounds are kept clean and sanitary. This applies not only to physical cleanliness, but to develop and implement systems and procedures for activities such as removing or protocols of bio-waste, etc. The initiative for the total “Swacchta” in public health facilities is aimed at building confidence of users in public health centers, provide quality service and encourage teamwork, he said.
he reported that this year Nadda Kayakalp awards were given to government hospitals and district central hospitals of 26 large states. In the category of Hospitals Central Government, the first prize awarded to the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, was given the second prize at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), new Delhi and the third prize was given to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.
Recognizing the contribution of Personal Health, Sri Nadda said that to maintain cleanliness and hygiene of a large hospital like this is very challenging, but sanitation staff has done a commendable job. He added that ‘swacchta’ should become a social movement and awareness about cleanliness and sanitation must reach every village in this country.
J P Nadda also planted a sapling at Safdarjung Hospital facilities to convey the message of clean and green India and also took the “Swachhta Pledge”, with participants and volunteers.
Nadda also said that cleaning and sanitation should not be a one-time activity, but should become a part of our daily life. He also added that all hospitals and public health centers should try to maintain cleanliness and hygiene throughout the year.
CK Mishra, Secretary (HFW), Dr. Jagdish Prasad, DGHS and senior officers of the Ministry of Health shramdaan also offered in the Safdarjung hospital and took promise to volunteer two hours each week to activities cleaning.
Aupriya Patel, mos (Health) shramdaan offered at the Lady Hardinge Medical College and took a pledge of swachch-Bharat, in the presence of senior officials of the Ministry and medical staff LHMC Health.