Importance of Hand washing in Health Care Settings


Kelambakkam and Pooncheri

Department of Microbiology organized Workshop and Seminar on Global Hand washing Day ,15th October 2012 at Chettinad hospitals and research Institute
in Corroboration with all line Departments.we have organized Poster and slogan writing Competition on that day. Seminar was inaugurated by Dean . Dr.Ravindran.
of Chettinad Hospitals and Chaired by Professor Dr.Jaya. Medical and nursing students participated in the Seminar.
Dr.G.Ravivarman , Department of Community Medicine,organized similar program for students at rural Health center Pooncheri.
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Padur, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103
Activities of the Department of Microbiology, on the occasion of Global Hand washing
Poster Distribution
. Distribution of posters and handouts – the faculty and post graduate students of
the Department of Microbiology visited the wards and Out patient Departments of
Chettinad Hospital and distributed badges, posters and stickers. This campaign
was carried out with the aim of emphasizing on the importance of Hand washing
in the health care facilities.
CME Program
. A CME program, stressing on the importance of Hand washing and infection
control, was conducted in the afternoon between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
. The CME commenced with an introductory address from the Dean and
Chairperson of the Hospital Infection Control Committee, on the Significance of
Global Hand washing Day
Dean’s (Dr.K.Ravindran) Address

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Padur, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103
. Dr M. Jeya, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, gave a lecture on
“Hand Hygiene, a Critical Infection control Issue”
Lecture by Dr.M.Jeya Lecture by Dr.U.Sandeep
. Dr U.Sandeep, Assitant Professor, General Surgery, delivered a lecture on
Infection Control Practices in a Tertiary care Hospital”
. The CME concluded with proposal of the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal,
Dr R.Saraswati Jayanthi
Poster /Collage making and Slogan writing Competition for students
. A poster/collage making and slogan writing competition was organized by
Department of Microbiology, for the MBBS and the Nursing students. The theme
of the competition was “Importance of Handwashing in a health care setting”

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