Infection control integral part of healthcare system

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Staff Reporter

Lahore—Infection Control is an integral part of any healthcare setting and we are consistently working on ensuring an infection free environment and to provide best care to our patients. This was stated by Dr. Shahzad Naseem, Infection Control Officer of Fatima Memorial Hospital, addressing the closing ceremony of the Annual Infection Control Week.
The closing ceremony was the culmination of the week which was held to increase awareness of the infection control measures that need to be taken in the institution. Dr. Shahzad said, “We have successfully conducted Infection Control Week three years in a row and each year we are heartened by an overwhelmingly positive response by our hospital staff. We plan on keeptaking such initiatives to enhance our services and improve infection control practices at our hospital.”
The three-day week consisted of standard precautions day, waste management day and hazard safety day; teams were sent out each day across the hospital to train and reinforce infection control measures that need to be taken to provide an infection-free environment for improved patient care. The teams were distributed certificates of appreciation and winners of the poster presentation were awarded cash prizes and certificates.
Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Fatima Memorial System; Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Chairman, Board of Governors, Nur International University and Mrs. Shahima Rehman, Chairperson, Strategic Governance Team, Fatima Memorial Systemspoke at the closing ceremony and gave their remarks.