Silchar, July 24: In a major achievement towards health services, as many as 24 health facilities across Cachar district including one district hospital have earned places in the list of Kayakalp winning facilities for the Financial Year 2020-21.
In the list declared by the office of Mission Director National Health Mission, Assam, the SM Dev Civil Hospital in Silchar is ranked 5th among the 16 District Hospitals across the state with 81.0 percent combined weighted average of Kayakalp. The hospital would get a commendation award of Rs 3 lakh, as per the list.
Further, according to the list, under Community health Centres (CHC) category, five hospitals of the district were enlisted for the award which includes Kalain CHC (4th), Katigorah Model Hospital (6th), Chotodudhpatil Model Hospital, Tikal Model Hospital and Chibitabichia Model Hospital. Each of the centres will receive an award amount of Rs 1 lakh.
Under the Primary Health Centre category, the Harinagar BPHC has topped in the intra-district level among the 11 centres and will receive an award of Rs. 2 lakh. The BPHC has registered a score of 95 percent which, according to the district health services authorities, is 5 percent more than the previous records. Among the Health and Wellness Centres, Natun Kanchanpur, Chandinagar, Subong, Rosekandi, Kamalabari and Madripar received Rs 50,000 respectively as a part of the award list. The Urban Primary Health Centre of Cachar district will also receive an amount of Rs 50,000 as commendation award.
Sharing her thoughts on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli who has spearheaded the projects and initiatives in the district expressed great joy and said that the highest numbers of hospitals were nominated for the Kayakalp Award in Cachar district.
"It is the collective effort of doctors, paramedics, nurses, programme managers, cleaners and each staff which has contributed to bring about this unprecedented success. The success will definitely boost the health workers and the expectations of the public on Government Health institutions." Jalli said, adding that officials and staff must carry on the good work so that the standard can be sustained.
Joint Director of Health Services in-charge Cachar Dr Bimal Jyoti Deb Sikidar has also expressed happiness over the achievement and said that the team effort of all health personnel and constant support and enthusiasm from the District Administration has led to such a wonderful outcome. "We are happy with the results but we are also putting efforts for much better performances in the Kayakalp awards. We are in constant consultation with the PWD authorities to mend the internal road of the Civil Hospital and also looking to address other important areas which will help us provide better service to the patients," Dr Deb Sikidar maintained.