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Union Health Minister, Shri. J P Nadda releasing the ‘Kayakalp & Swachhta Guidelines’

Message from Honorable Prime Minister
Message from Honorable Health Minister
About Kayakalp
According to the World Health Organization, an average of Rs. 6500 per person was lost in India due to lack of cleanliness and hygiene. Swachh Bharat would make a significant impact on public health and in safeguarding income of the poor, ultimately contributing to the national economy.Read more Kayakalp Portal is being launched to serve as a platform in public domain to facilitate collection and dissemination of transforming healthcare facilities after Kayakalp initiative and showcase of best practices that are found to be replicable. This portal would also serve as a common platform for suggestions and queries of public regarding Kayakalp initiative. The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda on 15 May 2015 launched kayakalp Award Scheme.
The scheme is intended to encourage and incentivize Public Health Facilities (PHFs) in the country to demonstrate high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices.
The objectives of the award scheme is to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities, to incentivize and recognize such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control, to inculcate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation, to create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes.