Aligarh : The incumbent interns of the 2017 MBBS batch of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were made aware on the functioning of the Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) as an integral component for patient safety and provided with hands-on-experience in infection prevention, its monitoring, surveillance, reporting, research and education in the recently held Induction Programme and wokshop.
Explaining the importance of the infection control programme to the new interns, Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) urged them to work for efficiently to restrict the infection spread among patients and staff in the health care settings.
“Infection control is a team work, a shared responsibility, multidisciplinary in nature with doctors acting as leaders and torchbearers and interns being the youngest members of the team with potential of bringing changes in behavioral practices”, emphasised Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC).
Prof Rakesh and Prof Shahid facilitated Husain Shahid Rao, a computer engineering student of the Jamia Millia Islamia for developing a ‘needle stick injuries’ reporting app.
Prof Haris Manzoor Khan (Medical Superintendent) encouraged the participants to get vaccinated for Hepatitis B virus—the most common occupational exposure amongst interns.
Dr Fatima Khan, Dr Emaan Naim and Dr Nazish Fatima answered queries of students in the interactive session.
Dr Asfia conducted the program.
A quiz competition was also held later in the day in which Dr Prakriti, Dr Bhanu Chaudhary and Dr Hiba received the first, second and third prizes respectively.