District Hospital, Udhampur has been adjudged as the best in Jammu and Kashmir as per the Kayakalp scorecard for patient care and host of other indicators.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , Government of India has launched the national initiative called Kayakalp to give awards to those public health facilities that demonstrate high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control .
The main objective of this national initiative taken by the MHFW is to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities. The initiatives also provisions for incentives and recognition of such public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control.
The award is conferred on the basis of performance on various parameters like Hospital Upkeep, Sanitation and hygiene, Waste Management, Infection control, Support Services and Hygiene Promotion. The awards for individual public health facility are given to those that score the highest based on a set of defined criteria under three sub categories – First is the Best District Hospitals sub category in which the two top ranked district hospitals in a state receive an award. The first and second best district hospital level facilities get cash award of Rs Fifty and Rs. Twenty Lakhs respectively. For small states, only the first ranking facility in this category is awarded. Second under Best CHC/SDH Award category and third and the last sub category is the Best PHC Award.
Not only scoring high on cleanliness and Hygiene, the District Hospital Udhampur has also performed wonderfully in many other activities organization of Free Medical cum Road Safety Camps during Road Safety Week, Special Sanitation Drive in all the Health institutions of the district, outreach camps to provide Health Care Services including Preventive and other Health care services to Homeless, Migrants and street children in slum areas besides holding various awareness programmes on ‘World No Tobacco day’ , ‘World Blood Donor Day etc.
The District Hospital is successfully running ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan’ in which at least one Antenatal check up is provided to pregnant women during 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy on 9th of every month.