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Urban Primary Health Centre Batamaloo wins Kayakalp Award

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SRINAGAR: The Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) Batamaloo in Srinagar District has been selected for the Kayakalp Award in the category of UPHCs for promoting cleanliness, Hygiene, and Infection Control practices in Public Health Care from Jammu and Kashmir this year.

The UPHC Batamaloo tops in External Assessment(EA) of UPHCs by obtaining the highest EA score of 87.22 among all 20 Districts of J&K for the year 2022-2023 for showing exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control.

The Kayakalp Awards are given annually to the Health facilities with the highest standards of sanitation, hygiene, and biomedical waste management.

The Kayakalp Award started in 2015 with the aim of encouraging and incentivizing public health facilities in the country to demonstrate their commitment to cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control practices.

Commenting on the Award, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad said that the sincere efforts and hard work put in by our dedicated staff of UPHC Batamaloo have been recognized.

The DC congratulated staff members of UPHC, Batamaloo, and urged them to work with added zeal and dedication and treat patients in a compassionate way. He said this award has brought along more responsibilities on their shoulders to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene at the health facility.

The DC also stressed other health facilities to improvise their ranks in all categories under Kayakalp which shape our perception of how our hospitals and other health institutions will look. Besides, it also creates confidence among patients in our health institutions for treatment.

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