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Wockhardt Hospital conducts 2nd Group Infection Control Conclave

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Industry experts in infection control from across the country delivered lectures on the importance of hospital infection prevention and control initiatives

Wockhardt Hospitals conducted their 2nd Group Infection Control Conclave on December 13-14 at Hotel Pride in Nagpur. Industry experts in infection control from across the country delivered lectures on the importance of hospital infection prevention and control initiatives. Reportedly, the conference was attended by about 150 associates, 60 of whom were from all Wockhardt Group of Hospitals and about 80 external delegates from 19 institutions comprising medical colleges, hospitals and nursing homes, and management colleges from in and around Nagpur city.

During his address, Dr Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group Hospitals shared with the audience that the chief objective of the conclave was to communicate and share some of the best industry practices related to infection prevention and control with our community hospitals and institutions as well as help each one in implementing these practices in their institutions.

The programme was inaugurated Dr Girdhar Gyani, President, Association of Healthcare Professionals of India (AHPI) who spoke about the importance of spreading awareness on good infection prevention activities across all hospitals in our country. He also spoke on the importance of quality accreditation in the country and how 17 lakhs laboratories were running without quality control.

A wide array of topics, covered by both the external and internal faculty, included VAP, UTI, SSI, CDC surveillance, modern microbiology, perioperative care, infection control facts vs myths, antibiotic stewardship initiatives in India, eradicating MDR bugs from the ICU etc. Each session was followed by a round of questions from the audience which the faculty addressed. There were also panel discussions wherein the audience was actively involved. The feedback forms showed that apart from enjoying the whole programme the participants liked the panel discussions the most.

On the 2nd day of Conclave, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals released their infection control and prevention handbook. The book was released by Dr Gyani, along with Dr Fernandes, Dr Nitin Shinde, Dr Alka Thool, Vijayarani Durairaj, Head Quality, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals, K Sujatha and Sunil Sahasrabuddhe Center Heads for the two Wockhardt Hospitals at Nagpur.

The representatives of Indira Gandhi Medical College, Govt Medical College, Orange City Hospital, Care Hospital, Lata Mangeshkar Arogyam, Ashwini Kidney Hospital, Mure Memorial, Dhruv Pathology, J.N.M.C. Sewage Medicure, were among some of the external institutions that participated.

EH News Bureau

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