Stress on infection prevention and control in healthcare

Care Hospitals conducts 8th national hospital IPC course

Stress on infection prevention and control in healthcare

Hyderabad:  “Infection prevention and control (IPC) aims to arrest the spread of infections in healthcare facilities and the community. It is the responsibility of every healthcare worker to ensure that patients, visitors, and staff are safe at all times. Healthcare workers require at least a basic understanding of IPC principles and practice.” observed Rajeev Chourey, vice-president, quality & accreditation, Care Hospitals.

He was speaking at the 8th National hospital-acquired Infection, Prevention and Control Certificate Course conducted by Care Hospitals at Nampally on Saturday. The course aims to create awareness among other healthcare facilities, which people visit expecting safety against infections.

Dr Mustafa Afzal, consultant microbiologist, course director and the chief organizer said the scope of the initiative was to prevent healthcare-associated infection, standardize precautions, transmission-based precautions, and management of sterilization procedures. 

Syed Kamran Husain, HCOO, Care Hospitals, Nampally, said, “Good Infection prevention and control (IPC) practices are one of the most important areas any hospital should focus on. Care Hospitals, Nampally, follow all NABH guidelines and internationally laid down protocols of IPC, transforming itself into one of the safest places for patients and caregivers.  With this programme, we intend to prepare future leaders to implement best practices of IPC in their respective healthcare organizations.”

Around 150 delegates from various hospitals participated in this event, Jasdeep Singh, Group CEO, Dr. Nikhil Mathur, Group Chief of Medical Services, Ranga Reddy, IFCAI president, Col. Sanjula Varma, vice-president, Nursing, Dr. Navin Chand,  deputy medical superintendent, Care Hospitals, Nampally and Deepa, nursing superintendent, Care Hospitals, Nampally attended the event.

Care Hospitals Group is a multi-specialty healthcare provider with 11 hospitals serving six cities across five states of India. Presently, Care Hospitals is a part of the Evercare Group that extends its healthcare services across Asia and Africa.

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