Emphasizing the Hygiene and Health: Effects, Experiences, and Expertise of “Clean India Campaign” from a Tertiary Care Hospital

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Emphasizing the Hygiene and Health: Effects, Experiences, and Expertise of “Clean India Campaign” from a Tertiary Care Hospital

September 18, 2020 Health 0

The current “Clean India Campaign” is a catalyst for hospitals for improvements in hygiene. The
objective of this study is to define and describe the impact of multifaceted infection control and
hygienic practices by all on hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in the pediatric age group.
Implementation of multifaceted infection control policies was ensured along with the health education
for hygienic practices by all, including attendants of patients and patients when possible. These were
rigorously enforced with the renewed enthusiasm since the launch of “Clean India Campaign” from
January 2015. The setting was “Paediatric Wing” of a tertiary care hospital catering to a large army
cantonment, and also, referred cases. The most significant decline in HAI in our study has been in
that of gastrointestinal infections (RR: 0.428%, 95% CI: 0.241-0.761; p=0.0034). Overall, the results of
preventive actions were rewarding (RR: 0.547, 95% CI: 0.409-0.733; p=0.0001). The mission “Clean
India Campaign” and the WHO’s vision “clean care is safer care” lead to prevention and reduction of
HAIs. Implementation of multifaceted infection control interventions is impactful. Hygienic practices
teaching should be for both caregivers and caretakers.

Author (s) Details

Col. Sunil Jain,
Department of Paediatrics, Command Hospital Central Command, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Prof (Dr) Col. Rajeev Kumar Thapar
Department of Paediatrics, Command Hospital Central Command, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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