Wockhardt Hospitals successfully concludes its 3rd Infection control conclave
08 Dec, 2015

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Wockhardt Hospitals, a reputed chain of tertiary care super specialty hospitals in India, recently concluded the 3rd edition of its annual conclave on Infection control. This was a 2-day conclave conducted at Wockhardt Hospitals’ Nagpur facility in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA).

The conclave was inaugurated by Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, in the presence of senior leadership of Wockhardt Hospitals - Mr. Anupam Verma, President, and Dr. Clive Fernandes Group Clinical Director along with Dr. Ajay Kate, President Indian Medical Association.

The 2 day event saw participation from close to 200 clinicians, nurses and hospital administrators from various hospitals of Nagpur, Nashik, Mumbai and other cities. The conclave focussed on the importance of Hospital Infection Prevention and control initiatives. Sessions were delivered by industry experts in infection control from across the country.

At the conclave, Wockhardt Hospitals released a handbook on Infection control and prevention. The handbook sums up the ‘Best practices in effective Infection control’ and was shared with all attendees at the event.

 

  • Wockhardt Hospitals released “Infection control and prevention” handbook by Dr. Ajay Kate - Indian Medical Association (IMA) President and Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals.
    Wockhardt Hospitals released “Infection control and prevention” handbook by Dr. Ajay Kate - Indian Medical Association (IMA) President and Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals.
 

Zahabiya Khorakiweala, in her address, stressed upon the importance of spreading awareness about good infection prevention and control activities in hospitals.

Commenting on the conclave, Dr. Clive Fernandes, said, “The chief objective of the conclave was to share with our community hospitals and institutes some of the best industry practices related to infection prevention.”

A wide array of topics were covered at the conclave including Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Surgical Site Infections (SSI), Centres for Disease Control (CDC) Surveillance, Modern microbiology, Perioperative care, Antibiotic stewardship initiatives in India and eradicating MDR bugs from the ICU.

Wockhardt Hospitals has a robust Infection Control program across all its facilities. The medical and nursing team stringently follow protocols so that patients coming to any of the facilities are treated in a completely safe and protected environment. Wockhardt Hospitals has a robust Infection Control program across all its facilities. The medical and nursing team stringently follow protocols so that patients coming to any of the facilities are treated in a completely safe and protected environment. The high quality of standards includes, adherence to Hand Hygiene guidelines, a robust antibiotic stewardship, bundle implementation to prevent VAP, SSI, UTI, CRBSI. Leading to a decrease in the risk of acquiring surgical site infections, Hospital acquired infections and achieving a 94.6% patient satisfaction index.

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