Report on Hand hygiene campaign

Date : May 3, 2018

Father Muller Medical College Hospital - Hospital Infection Control Department observes World hand hygiene day - 5th May 2018 and has organised hand hygiene awareness campaign from 3rd to 5th May 2018. The inaugural of hand hygiene awareness campaign was on 3rd May at 7.15 AM at Asha Kiran Grounds, FMMCH. Rev. Fr Rudolf Ravi DSa, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital was the President of the function, Dr Prathvi Shetty, Associate professor Dept of General Surgery was the Chief Guest, Rev Sr Janet D’Souza, Chief Nursing Officer FMMCH, Dr Rekha B, HICC Convenor were the other dignitaries on the dais. Programme started with the prayer song.   Ms Shiji P J, Secretary HICC, welcomed the gathering.

The theme - “It’s in your hands: to prevent sepsis in health care” was unveiled – by releasing the balloons by the dignitaries. Dr Thomas SK HICO recited the oath to the health care providers on following the hand hygiene. Dr Prathvi Shetty  briefed  about the importance of hand hygiene in the daily routine. Rev. Fr Rudolf Ravi D’sa in his presidential address stressed on the hand hygiene compliance and motivated the staffs to set the hand hygiene bench mark 100%. The HIC team recognised the best High risk area (Neonatal Intensive care unit) and ward (Gynaecology G) for having the good hand hygiene compliance. Ms Reema Dsouza, HICN proposed the vote of thanks. The formal programme ended with the institutional anthem at 8.00 am. 

The hand hygiene campaign began by initiating the hand hygiene drill by the Hospital Infection Control Nurses to the dignitaries on and Off the dais, ANS and Nursing fraternity and the drill will be continued for three days by demonstrating and distributing the badges.