Award to Public Health Facilities - KAYAKALP

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has launched Award to Public Health Facilities–KAYAKALP on 15 May 2015

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Prime Minister on 2nd October 2014, focuses on promoting cleanliness in public spaces. Cleanliness and hygiene in hospitals are critical to preventing infections and also provide patients and visitors with a positive experience and encourages moulding behaviour related to clean environment. As the first principle of healthcare is “to do no harm” it is essential to have all health care facilities clean and to ensure adherence to infection control practices.

To recognise such efforts of ensuring Quality Assurance at Public Health Facilities, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has launched a National Initiative to give Awards ‘KAYAKALP’ to those public health facilities that demonstrate high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control. To supplement these Swachhta Guidelines for Public Health Facilities have also been issued.

The Objectives of award scheme are as under:

  1. To promote cleanliness, hygiene and Infection Control Practices in public Health Care acilities.
  2. To incentivize and recognize such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control.
  3. To inculcate a culture of ongoing assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation.
  4. To create and share sustainable practices related to improved cleanliness in public health facilities linked to positive health outcomes

Number of Awards

  • Best two District Hospitals in each state (Best District hospital in small states) in the current FY 2015- 16 & onward
  • Best two Community Health Centres/Sub District Hospitals (limited to one in small states) in the next FY & onward (FY 2016-17 onward)
  • One Primary Health Centre in every district in the next FY & onward (FY 2016 – 17 onward)

Award Amount

  • Based on the set criterion prize winners will receive a cash award with a citation.
  • Certificate of Commendation plus cash award would be given to such facilities that score over 70%, but do not make it to the list of top two / one in a particular year
Level of FacilityRanked AwardsCertificate of Commendation
District HospitalDistrict Hospital 1st - Rs 50 lakh
2nd - Rs 20 lakh
Rs 3 lakh
CHC & SDHCHC & SDH 1st - Rs 15 lakh
2nd - Rs 10 lakh
Rs 1 lakh
Primary Health CentreWinner - Rs 2 lakhRs 50,000