70 percent contact diseases spread through hands: Dr Col M Dayananda

70 percent contact diseases spread through hands: Dr Col M Dayananda

70 percent contact diseases spread through hands: Dr Col M Dayananda

U K   ¦    May 16, 2019 12:56:12 AM (IST)

70 percent contact diseases spread through hands: Dr Col M Dayananda-1

Mysuru: Seventy percent contact diseases spread through hands, either from patient to patient or from patients to doctors. The most effective way to stop or prevent this is by adopting hand hygiene, said Dr Col M Dayananda, Director of JSS Hospital.

Speaking after inaugurating Hand hygiene day celebration at JSS Hospital premise here, on Wednesday, he said that in hospitals it is very important to have hygienic practices because there are patients suffering from various disorders. Physical contact has been the most common way for diseases to spread. Hence using alcohol or soap wash to clean hands is very important.

“Worldwide the compliance is hardly 50 to 60 percent be it doctors, nurses paramedical staffs or even aware persons. It has to be 90 to 95 percent. Hence this kind of awareness program will go a long way in improving the compliance. Without hygiene, best of facilities will not serve the purpose," he said adding that high number of pathogens are found even in mobile phones.

JSS Hospital in association with Schulke, a company in infection prevention has taken an initiative on this hand hygiene day to spread awareness about importance of hand hygiene in hospitals and healthcare settings. On the occasion more than 200 staffs including nursing students and staffs were put to service to create awareness among all the health care workers, doctors, patients and visitors. Basavaraj Kuppasad, Chief Administrative Officer, JSS Hospital, Dr Guruswamy, Medical Superintendent, JSS Hospital were also present.