GMC principal stresses on infection control measures in hospitals

GMC principal stresses on infection control measures in hospitals

Srinagar: Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid Monday made a surprise visit to GB Pant Hospital and Lal Ded Hospital and directed staff to undertake proper infection control measures to prevent spread of diseases due to poor sanitation.
Official sources told Kashmir Reader that the principal stressed on proper sanitation in the hospitals and infection control measures so that infections and spread of diseases should be prevented.
“She also instructed the concerned medical superintendents to hold regular death audits and infection control meetings in the hospital so that no patient dies due to any negligence,” they said.
The principal’s visit came after Kashmir Reader published a story in its Monday edition about the presence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among newborn babies admitted to the ICU of GB Pant Hospital.
She inspected various units of the hospitals, including the causality block, ICUs, operation theatres, blood banks, OPD and indoor wards.
“She also took stock of civil works in both the hospitals including the World Bank funded projects in Lal Ded Hospital,” said a doctor.
Later, Dr Samia told Kashmir Reader said that GMC Srinagar had formed infection control committee who visit different hospital every week to collect samples from different places inside the hospital to ensure that there is no presence of antibiotic resistant micro-organisms in the hospital.
“The department of microbiology is heading the committee and they take regular samples from hospitals and culture them in labs. It also culture blood and urine of patients to check the possibility of any unusual micro-organism,” she said.