May 7, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): On the occasion of Infection Control Week (2nd – 7th May 2011) Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata held a press conference addressed by Dr. Rupali Basu (CEO) and a panel of doctors on May 5, 2011 to discuss the importance of disinfection and sterilization, single-use device, isolation, and precaution; hand-washing, device-related care, and knowing how to use antibiotics.
[ReviewAZON asin=”1843107961″ display=”inlinepost”]With an aim of achieving zero infection, Appolo Gleneagles Hospital marked May 5 as ‘Global Hygiene Day’ and this entire week as ‘Infection Control Week’ .
The hospital has organized a series of activities during the week to increase the level of awareness to practice the strict guidelines of infection control through all it stakeholders.
“Our infection prevention and control is driven by the guidelines, recommendations and regulations governing practice that are issued by the state and central government, JCI and other groups those are stakeholders in patient and health care worker safety,” Rupali Basu, Chief Executive Officer, Appolo Gleneagles Hospital said.
“Based on these factors we implement the most strict infection control policies in order to ensure the highest global standards at our hospital. Our continuous endeavor is making patient safety our priority requires team work and education to our employees and doctors,” Basu said.
The week-long programmes undertaken during the week include seminars on various infection control related topics, quiz, poster competition, hand hygiene technique demonstration and road shows.
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