Capacity building program held at GB Pant hospital
Srinagar, Dec 19: Expressing serious concern over lack of infection control measures in Jammu and Kashmir hospitals, a experts at a capacity building program that begun here on Wednesday stressed the role of safer injection in healthcare institutions to reduce the transmission of deadly diseases among patients.
The training programme is being held at the children specialty, GB Pant Hospital Sonwar here in association with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) under its up-gradation programme. The theme of the program is ‘Capacity Building Training Program for Nursing and Paramedical Staff’.
During the inaugural session the speakers and the participants highlighted the role of safe injection practices among the health care professions especially nursing and paramedical staff to reduce the spread of infection in patients.
“The safer injection practices offer a hygienic environment to inject drugs, provide sterile injection equipment at time of injection, and allow for safe disposal of used equipment,” said Dr Saleem Khan, an expert in Epidemiology and Deputy Superintendent of the GB Pant Hospital.
“The adoption of Safe Injection Practices using all infection control measures provides positive health benefits in the hospital setting. Unsafe injection practices (especially needle and syringe re-use) are commonplace in low-income country health settings, and place both staff and patients at risk of infection with blood-borne viruses (BBVs),” he said.
Earlier, Principal Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar Prof Rafiq Pampori inaugurated the program and stressed on the regular trainings for the staff members so that the infection is reduced to the level that it won’t risk lives.
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