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TO STUDY THE PEER ASSESSMENT OF CLEANLINESS AND INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES IN CIVIL HOSPITAL USING KAYAKALP TOOL IN HILLY STATE OF INDIA

Dr. Satish Kanwar*

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Background: Kayakalp was launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 15th May 2015 as a National initiative to give awards to those public health facilities that demonstrate high level of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control. Cleanliness and hygiene in hospitals is very much essential to prevent hospital acquired infections. Our aim was to study the situational analysis of the health institution using Kayakalp tool; to assess the level of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices and the status of Bio-medical waste management in the health care facility and to suggest remedial measures based on the study finding. Aim and Objectives: To analyse the impact of implementation of Kayakalp guidelines on cleanliness, hygiene, biomedical waste management and infection control practices in the hospital and inside hospital boundary. Methods: It is a cross sectional observational study conducted in Civil Hospital during a period of two years from 2019-20 to 2020-21 by using Kayakalp assessment tool for analysis. Results: After post intervention the areas which showed major improvements after the implementation of Kayakalp in 2020-21 were Hospital Upkeep (score increased by 91%), Sanitation and Hygiene (score increased by 88%), Bio Medical Waste and Infection Control (score increased by 85%), Supportive Services and Hygiene Promotion (score increased by 84 %). Conclusion: Checklist of „Kayakalp‟ can make a huge impact in larger objective of Cleanliness and hygiene in hospitals with regular periodic monitoring. Sanitation and Infection Control Team are satisfied that consistently high standards are being maintained.

Keywords: Kayakalp, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, BMW-Bio Medical Waste, ICC-Infection Control Committee.


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