Within the framework of World Hand Hygiene Day, the Central Military Hospital celebrated this date with the Entity’s visitors and collaborators, practicing the correct way to disinfect their hands.
Bogotá D.C., May 5, 2019. – Within the framework of World Hand Hygiene Day, the Central Military Hospital committed to biosecurity sensitized the medical, administrative and users of the Institution in a practical way on how to clean their hands.
With this action, which does not take more than a minute, intrahospital infections can be reduced by up to 50%, the spread of existing bacteria in the environment is prevented and the early recovery of hospitalized patients and people with Acute Respiratory Infections is contributed (GO TO).
As explained by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of Infectious Diseases of the Central Military Hospital, washing your hands at the right time can save lives. This is confirmed by the World Health Organization -OMS-, which ensures in recent years, this measure in health care has saved the lives of millions of people.
Through the Hand Hygiene Program of the Epidemiology Service of the Central Military Hospital, in the course of 2019 it has been possible to impact more than 1,500 people during the awareness sessions on handwashing. The first was from March 26 to April 9 and the second was held on May 2 and 3.