Hand Hygiene Day celebrated

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance and Control, Infection Prevention and Control Department celebrated yesterday at Muscat Grand Mall the World Hand Hygiene Day, under the patronage of Dr Mohammed Saif al Hosni, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health for Health Affairs, with the theme titled: “Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery – hand hygiene is your entrance door”.

The World Hand Hygiene Day which falls on May 5 annually is detected to motivating and raising awareness of the healthcare providers about the importance of handwashing within the health institutions, as well as the society.

“Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” is the theme of the World Health Organisation’s global annual call to action for health workers. It highlights the importance of hand hygiene best practices to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Clean hands before, during and after providing the health care or while dealing with patients is the best way to prevent infections and illness.


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