Published: 2021-09-27

Evaluation of a tertiary care institute as per Kayakalp Programme guideline in the Sub Himalayan region: a descriptive study

Resham Singh, Saurabh Rattan, Nidhi Chauhan, Priyanka ., D. S. Dhadwal


Background: Cleanliness and hygiene in hospitals are critical to preventing infections and also provide patients and visitors with a positive experience and encourages molding behavior related to clean environment. Comprehensive sanitation and proper biomedical waste management is a critical factor in preventing iatrogenic causation of disease in addition to promoting health and cure. Hospitals of all levels of healthcare are assessed under the kayakalp programme every year.

Methods: Observational cross sectional study was done in the Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla in the month of April 2018 using kayakalp assessment checklist for tertiary care hospital.

Results: Scores under various thematic areas was less than the required scores for qualifying for further peer and external assessment.

Conclusions: The results compiled were appraised to the authorities of the IGMC Shimla for necessary improvements in different thematic areas of Kayakalp.


Kayakalp, Swachh Bharat, Tertiary care, Internal assessment

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