The Parassala Government Hospital in Neyyattinkara in Kerala has won the State Pollution Control Board’s award for cleanliness and waste management practices. The hospital came first in the category of government hospitals with less than 200 beds. The main considerations for the award were the waste management practices adopted in the hospital, both biomedical as well as general waste, cleanliness and environmental hygiene. Biomedical waste management is done here with the help of IMA’s IMAGE scheme. The food waste and night soil go into a bio-gas plant and the hospital has a green and well-landscaped environment with plenty of trees.