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Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission

Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission

Kolkata, Oct 24 (UNI) Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission including of those germs resistant to antibiotics.

This can put patients at risk of potentially fatal health care-associated infections (HAI). Yet, in some facilities, a staggering 90 per cent of health care workers do not clean their hands effectively.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), healthcare-associated infections usually occur when germs are transferred by health-care providers’ hands touching the patient. Of every 100 hospitalized patients, at least 7 in high-income and 10 in low-/middle-income countries will acquire a healthcare-associated infection.

Among critically ill and vulnerable patients in intensive care units, that figure rises to around 30 per 100 . Every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections, a high proportion of which is caused by germs that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs.

When patients are infected with germs that do not respond well to antibiotics, they generally have worse clinical outcomes, cost more to treat and are more likely to die than other patients.

Health workers can play a vital role to protect patients from infections that are difficult to treat by performing hand hygiene at 5 key moments, preferably by using an alcohol-based rub or by hand washing with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

The ‘5 Moments’ for hand hygiene are: before touching a patient, before clean and aseptic procedures (e.g. Inserting devices such as catheters), after contact with body fluids, after touching a patient and after touching patient surroundings.

The use of alcohol-based hand rub products is a key factor to achieve improvement because they can be promptly used at the point of care when hand hygiene is needed to ensure patient safety and they have higher antimicrobial effect than soap and water.

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Kohima taxis off the roads for 4thday today

17 Feb 2019 | 10:04 PM

Kohima, Feb 17 (UNI) The commuters, specially the office goers, school children,
Church goers and business communities of Kohima town are badly suffering due
to want of taxis for the fourth day today, as the taxis are only road communication
in this hill station, while the authorities are silent.

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Father of "abducted" girl arrested after she was found by police near Dalkhola, Police say kidnapping fake

17 Feb 2019 | 10:00 PM

Seuri, Feb 17 (UNI) Police today arrested BJP leader of Labhpur block Suprobhat Batobbal,
hours after his 28-year-old daughter was recovered by a separate police team near Dalkhola
station, three nights after she remained missing following an abduction charge report on gun
point from her Labhpur home on Thursday evening.

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LJP in talks with Amit Shah for seats in UP and Jharkhand: Chirag Paswan

17 Feb 2019 | 9:57 PM

Ranchi, Feb 17 (UNI) LJP parliamentary Board President Chirag Paswan today said
that after Bihar the party was strong in Uttar Pradesh and in Jharkhand and therefore
it was trying to get Lok Sabha seats in both these states.

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BJP committed to bringing Citizenship Bill: Amit Shah

BJP committed to bringing Citizenship Bill: Amit Shah

17 Feb 2019 | 9:44 PM

Guwahati, Feb 17 (UNI) BJP national president Amit Shah today asserted that the
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be brought once again by the BJP if it retains
power at the Centre.

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Prime Minister interacts with the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojana in Ranchi

Prime Minister interacts with the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojana in Ranchi

17 Feb 2019 | 9:41 PM

Ranchi, Feb 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the beneficiaries
of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana who shared their experiences with him during a
function organised in the state capital here.

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