A three day clean-up the National Referral Hospital (NRH) set to take place every month
“National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) doctors, nurses and corporate support staff conducted a three days major cleanup of all its wards last week week.
The cleanup aimed to enhance hygiene and cleanliness within the wards for a safe environment to both the patients and health workers.
“The Chairman of Anti-Microbial Stewardship Committee, Dr Alex Munamua explained the work done involved thorough dusting and scrubbing of windows, walls, floors, ceilings and disinfecting beds, cupboards, chairs and so forth.
“It also included strict monitoring of hygiene detergents such as soaps and hand sanitizer within the wards to enhance personal hygiene of both health workers and patients admitted.
“NRH’s Medical Superintendent and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hue acknowledge the commencement of the cleanup stating that the hospital was looking into conducting such major clean ups every month to enhance the usual IPC measures in place.
“The public must stop from treating themselves with antibiotics whenever they feel sick, family members of sick patients at NRH should observe visitation regulations set in place and doctors and nurses to rely on supportive laboratory evidence to assign the appropriate antibiotic with correct dosage and duration,” stated Dr. John Hue”.
Source: MHMS Media Release and Solomon Times.