PGI Chandigarh awarded the Cleanest Hospital of India | AIIMS Delhi Second

PGI (Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research) has yet again made Chandigarh proud as the hospital has bagged the cleanest hospital of India award. The award was given by union government under its programme ‘Kayakalp’ which recognizes efforts being made to promote hygiene in hospitals. As Chandigarh’s PGI bagged the first prize, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi was adjourned the second cleanest hospital in India.

Situated in Sector 12 Chandigarh, PGI witnesses a huge rush of patients not just from the city but also from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other north Indian states. Despite the huge rush, the hygiene and the cleanliness in the hospital premises is worth talking about. From general wards to private rooms and from patient waiting area to canteen, everything at PGI is being maintained well in terms of cleanliness & hygiene.

Top 3 Hospitals of India

The awards called kayakalp awards are given by union government. A monetary grant of some amount is given to the hospitals which promote good health & hygiene. Check out the grant received and top 3 hospitals in India.

  1. PGI hospital in Chandigarh – First Prize – Awarded Rs 5 Crore.
  2. AIIMS Delhi – Second Prize – Awarded Rs. 2 Crore.
  3. North Eastern Indra Gandhi Regional Institute Of Health And Medical Sciences (NEIGRHMS), Shillong was awarded third prize of Rs 1 crore.

PGI Chandigarh – Cleanest Hospital of India Award

PGI has proved that why it is one of the most advanced and sought after hospital in India. Kayakalp awards are given by the central government to hospitals of all 26 states in India. Kayakalp is an initiative of Union Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare which aims at achieving the excellent standards of Public Health Facilities. This programme plays a significant role in achieving the ‘Swachch Bharat’ mission as hospitals cleanliness is one of the most important aspect.

In Haryana, Panchkula civil hospital  has bagged the top position.

In Punjab, Jallianwala Bagh Matyr Memorial civil hospital ( JBMM) has bagged the top position.

Another important motive of this programme is to build the trust and confidence of people in the public health facilities and institutes. People often think that sterilisation and disinfection protocols are not followed properly in government hospitals and the standard of facilities provided in the government hospitals is very low. It is even thought that the risk of Nosocomial infection (Hospital acquired infection) is more. The reasons may be that the number of patients is very high in comparison to the health care facilities.

Parameters on which hospitals were judged:

A special team was formed by the union ministry to assess the hospitals. The team judged these public health institutes on the basis of several parameters which included:

  • Hygiene promotion
  • Waste management
  • Infection control
  • Hospital upkeep
  • Sanitation
  • Overall Hygiene
  • Public participation.

PGI Chandigarh has proven that Chandigarh is not only a beautiful city which has got the title of second most cleanest city of India in 2016, but even its government hospitals are the cleanest in the country. Source: The Tribune.

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Harpreet Kaur

Harpreet Dandiwal is a medical professional who works at a reputed hospital in Chandigarh. The passion for writing and love for Chandigarh makes Harpreet a contributing author on
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