Mangaluru, Mar 17, 2016: Wenlock district Govt hospital has won the second place in the prestigious ’Kayakalpa (rejuvenation)’ awards instituted by the central government for excellence by hospitals in all departments. A release said that superintendent of the hospital, Dr Rajeshwari Devi H R, will receive the award from the union health minister at a function at New Delhi on Tuesday March 16.
The award instituted under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, covering all the district hospitals in the country. The ’Kayakalpa’ scheme had been implemented in 20 district hospitals in the state during the year 2015-16. District level Kayakalpa award nomination committee headed by the DC Dakshina Kannada district had been formed as per requirement.
An internal ’Kayakalpa’ committee with representatives from all the departments of the hospital including medical officers and administrative functionaries was formed in Wenlock Hospital in a bid to achieve excellence of operations towards bagging this award. Initially, the committee made efforts to get highest marks in the evaluation process towards staking claiming for the above award.
In the second stage, an intra-district evaluation committee visited the hospital secretly without prior intimation to check the facts. At this stage, the hospital continued to retain the first place.
On the basis of evaluation by this committee, the state level external evaluation committee paid surprise visit to the hospital on September 28, 2015, and after verifying the functioning of all the departments, submitted its report to National Arogya Abhiyan Committee. The state level evaluation committee however, reduced two marks in its evaluation report on the working of Wenlock Hospital, citing that the hospital functions from an old building. As such, the hospital had to be satisfied with second spot, the release stated.
Brief History : Wenlock Hospital is a well known government District hospital located in the heart of Mangalore city. It was established in the year 1848 and since then it has been providing medical care to the poorer sections of the society of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannda, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Hassana and Coorg district of Karnataka state. In addidition, the patients from the neighboring districts of Kerala are also availing medical facilities from this hospital. Wenlock District Hospital is a 705 bedded hospital. An additional 200 bedded Peadiatric wing has been donated by Infosys foundation. This wing is named as Reaginal Advanced Peadiatric Care Centre.