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Hospitals involve relatives of patients in cleanliness drive

The Hindu, 25 October 2014


Emphasis on disposal of bio-medical waste, clearing of garbage


The State Health Department has taken a series of initiatives under the Central government’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” that started on October 2. State Secretary (Health) S.C.L. Das said government hospitals were working on overall cleanliness with emphasis on disposing of bio-medical waste and clearing of mosquito’s breeding places and malba/garbage.


Hospital authorities have also involved relatives and friends of patients in the drive. “Medical superintendents, doctors, staff, and medical students are taking part in the exercise in all major hospitals,” the secretary said. Senior residents/junior residents/students will deliver small talks using portable public address system in the OPD area on virtues of hygiene and cleanliness on a regular basis. Read more....