Aligarh : Faculty members, resident doctors and students associated with the Hospital Infection Society India (HISI) Aligarh Chapter, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) engaged in activities and games to spread awareness on quality and safety culture that values hand hygiene for reducing infections in hospital settings and elsewhere.
The activities were organised as a part of ‘Hand Hygiene Day’ observations at JNMC.
Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) said: “To make sure, people steer clear of infections; it is imperative to work on health facility’s quality and safety culture, hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. This will eventually result in the safety of patients and health workers in hospitals.”
He added that HISI Aligarh Chapter is putting in a lot of efforts to incorporate teaching of Infection prevention practices.
“Campaigns and activities held to observe the ‘Hand Hygiene Day’ make people understand that hand hygiene is the entrance door for patient safety. The global observations of the occasion also help to demonstrate commitment to this priority area of health care”, stressed Prof Haris M Khan (Medical Superintendent).
Prof Seema Hakim (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) emphasised: Global Hand Hygiene Day serves as a yearly reminder that hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
“Infection prevention is not a choice, but the need of the hour,” said Dr Fatima Khan (Secretary HISI Aligarh Chapter) in a motivational speech addressed to student participants from various MBBS batches.
Dr Adil Raza, Dr Asfia Sultan and Dr Shariq Ahmed urged resident doctors and students to unite and work on an institutional safety climate that believes in hand hygiene for infection prevention and control.