NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 2 - Lakhimpur Health Department has been awarded three Kayakalp awards for the current year in the field of hospital upkeep, sanitation and hygiene, hospital waste management, infection control, support services and hygiene promotion.
This was stated by the Joint Director of Health Services, Lakhimpur in a press release. The hospitals which were presented with the awards are Narayanpur Model Hospital under the Community Health Centre Category, Chauldhuwa Mini PHC (under Primary Health Centre Category and Chaporigaon Urban PHC under Urban Primary Health Centre Category.
These awards carry cash prizes which will be given to the respective hospitals at a public function to be held soon, the release stated.
It may be recalled that the Kayakalp Award was launched by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda on May 15, 2015 to encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence in order to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic.
The award is presented in various categories of health facilities (district hospital/CHC/PHC) with the overall highest quality services adjudged under various criterions related to service delivery, sanitation and hygiene, waste management etc.
Earlier, 19 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers from various places of Lakhimpur district were felicitated recently for their outstanding contribution towards health services. They were feted on the occasion of the third annual convention of ASHA workers in North Lakhimpur.
Organised by Lakhimpur District Health Department, the annual event commenced on that day with a tribute-paying ceremony and taking out of a procession by the ASHA workers. An open session too was held where Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B attended as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner acknowledged the contributions and services rendered by ASHA workers in the State. The Joint Director of Health Services, Lakhimpur, Dr HP Suri in his speech said that the ASHA workers had been rowing the boat of health services in Assam.
The meeting also paid glowing tributes to three ASHA workers of Lakhimpur district who had died over the years. The meeting was also attended by senior medical and health officers of the district and sub-divisions and officials from the National Health Mission.