Lahore : Average age of common man could be enhanced through adopting principles of hygiene, infection and trauma control. Average age in Japan, Canada and western countries is between 80 to 90 years whereas in development countries like Pakistan is only 45 to 50 years which is also decreasing. Latest and modern techniques have been introduced for infection control, effective hospital waste management and improving quality of cleanliness and hygiene in the hospitals according to the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for which Turkish Public Health Experts are providing guidance and technical assistance.
It was stated by the Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College/ Jinnah Hospital Prof. Dr. Rashid Zia while addressing an awareness walk and a training workshop regarding infection control in connection with the World Hand Hygiene Day, organized in the college here on Thursday. Medical Superintendent Dr. Sohail Saqlain, Turkish Health Experts Dr. Fateh Kradimer and Dr. Memit Taskeen, doctors and a large number of nurses participated in the walk.
Prof. Rashid Zia further said that behavioral changes in our attitude are more essential along with infrastructural development and modern diagnostic equipment. He said that the interaction of doctors as well nurses with the patients should be as the patient is their close relative.
Prof. Rashid Zia said that provision of quality treatment to the patient is the basic responsibility of the medics so that he should feel himself in the safe hands. He said that doctors should voluntarily render their services for providing health facilities to the people of their native towns and villages as it is their utmost responsibility being a ‘son of the soil’.
He said that hand washing and hand hygiene should be our regular habit to control infection. Dr. Rashid Zia was of the view that mothers should promote Breast Feeding to their babies and avoid use of feeder to prevent the children from various diseases and infection.
Medical Superintendent Jinnah Hospital Dr. Sohail Saqlain while addressing the training workshop, informed that 5th May is the World Hand Hygiene Day. He said that our religion has highlighted the importance of hygiene and cleanliness by declaring “Safai Nisf Iman”.
Dr. Suhail Saqlain said that Turkish experts have provided training and guidance for infection control, appropriate hospital waste management. He said that the training workshop will provide guidance and knowledge about the infection control methods and promoting hygiene in the hospitals. He said that doctors and nurses from Government Nawaz Sharif Yakki Gate Hospital are also attending this workshop as master trainers.
He said that according to the vision of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif all the necessary steps are being taken for infection control, improvement in cleanliness and provision of healthcare services in Jinnah Hospital.
He said that Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah is taking keen interest and monitoring the steps taken for the development work, cleanliness, infection control and improving emergency services of tertiary care hospitals.
Dr. Suhail Saqlain was of the view that various concrete steps have been taken for making Jinnah Hospital as a model and patient-friendly hospital. On this occasion, souvenirs were also presented to the Turkish Public Health Experts.