"CME cum Workshop on "Hospital Infection control practices" Challenges & Solutions 2019"

Department of Microbiology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Greater Noida in collaboration with department of Anaesthesis, GBU had organized First CME-cum-Workshop on “Infection control practices: Challenges nd Solutions” on 23rd and 24th July, 2019 in which renowned speakers from various parts of country participated. More than 100 delegates attended the CME cum Work shop. The objective of the conference was to train the paramedical staff the methods of infection control and at the same time update faculty members and student about infection control practices. Motivation of faculty member and students to conduct similar workshops in future was another motive of this event.

Hospital acquired infection is defined as the infection that patient acquires from hospital environment or staff. Hand washing is a simple procedure to reduce the rate of such infection. Proper sterilization, management of biomedical waste and implementation of infection control practices can further reduce the rate of such infection to a great extent. This workshop focused on all these aspects. Speakers delivered the lectures with most updated information and also shared their experiences

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Gautam Budh Nagar UttarPradesh inaugurated the CME emphasized the need of more training workshops on these topics. Dr.(Brig) Rakesh Gupta, Director, Government Institute of Medical Sciences welcomed delegates and told that hospital acquired infections are a major challenge now a days due to the rapid emergence and dissemination of multidrug resistance microorganism. It is imperative that we disseminate knowledge that will reduce the challenges faced by health care settings

Dr Harmesh Manocha, HOD, Department of Microbiology, the organizing Chairman of this national event emphasised that such training programme should be repeatedly conducted. Hospital acquired infections cannot be totally eradicated, however these can be reduced to a great extent by practising good infection control measures.

Government Institute of Medical Sciences, is an upcoming tertiary care apex institute, which is moving forward to provide an excellent medical education, collaborative research and provide state of the art medical care to all patients. The hospital is already serving approximately 1500-2000 patients every day and there is concerted effort to upgrade it to be amongst the best institutes of the country.