The 9th edition of Clean India Show opened up in the IT-city of Bangalore today. CS Kedar, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and Chairman of KUIDFC along with Dr Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the show at KTPO grounds. “Such shows are instrumental in bringing greater awareness regarding cleaning solutions and municipal corporations can benefit from it in a big way,” said Dr Kedar.
The inauguration was followed by a seminar on Hospital Hygiene. Speaking on the subject of the requirement for cleanliness and hygiene practices in a hospital and systems, Dr A Mohan , Professor of Department of Urology and Head Quality Control Department, St John’s Medical College Hospital, said that community involvement in hospitals was required to maintain hygiene besides taking into consideration personal hygiene, hand hygiene and staff education. “Modern engineering treatments and renewal of old fixtures and furniture should be done in the context for better hospital maintenance.”
Dr B N Gokul, Senior Infection Control Officer, Fortis Hospital-Bangalore, said there is need for proper waste management in hospitals through segregation at source, as 10 to 15 per cent of bio medical waste is hazardous and therefore should not be allowed to mix. He added that proper infection control policies also need to be followed for hospital hygiene.
Shalini Naik from M S Ramaiah Hospital said that accreditation in hospitals improved quality of patient care. Implementation and training are the major challenge areas that need to be addressed to achieve the desired results.
One of the delegates attending the seminar, Dr. Banerjee, Manager Administration, Rashtriya Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd said that the session was informative. “We have just refurbished our administrative building and we are looking into what kind of cleanliness can be done for the building.”
Venkat, Manipal Enterprises, Manipal Facility Service Management Department said that more information was required about hospital cleaning chemicals and more interaction from doctors.