CHANDIGARH: After bagging the top prize of Rs 5 crore for its efforts in promoting health and hygienic facilities under the centre’s ‘Kayakalp’ programme, The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has now bagged the title of being the cleanest hospital of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored one of the premier institutes, PGI during a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. PM handed over the award for PGIMER being the cleanest hospital premises in India to Director PGIMER Prof Yogesh Chawla.
PGIMER administration had invested combined efforts to make PGI to this level and had systematically gone about keeping the hospital clean and green. Committees were formed to look after the various aspects like hospital upkeep, sanitation and hygiene, infection control, signages, public feedback mechanism, hygiene promotion, hospital support services, waste management, disposal and patient friendly initiatives. Regular meetings were conducted to update and strengthen these aspects.
Earlier this year the Institute won the Government of India National Kayakalp Award for the cleanest central government hospital.
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