16 February 2017 Current Affairs: Premier health institute AIIMS, New Delhi, has won the first prize, and a cash reward of Rs 5 crore, for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene under the Governments Kayakalp awards.
AIIMS was followed by North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, which got a cash prize of Rs 3 crore.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, received the third prize of Rs 1 crore.
Commendation awards of Rs 50 lakh each were given to AIIMS, Raipur, AIIMS, Jodhpur and National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), Delhi, by Union Health Minister J P Nadda
Referring to the ICT-based application MeraAspataal (My Hospital) that captures patients feedback about their experience in the health facilities on the services that they received or sought to receive, Nadda said the Ministry is seeking the feedback of people digitally to improve the quality of services at the health centres.
The Kayakalp award scheme was launched in 2015.