Assessment of Infection Control Practices in Bolan Medical Complex and Sandeman Provincial Hospital of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

Shumaila Nargus *

University Institute of Public Health, University of Lahore, Pakistan.

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Abstract

Pakistan has a double burden of disease, with more than 40% of the population suffering from infectious diseases. Therefore, in order to lower the risk of dangerous, avoidable infections among patients and healthcare staff, effective hospital infection control programmes are crucial from both an economic and a therapeutic standpoint. The goal of the study was to locate any gaps in current infection control and preventive procedures. The two teaching hospitals Bolan Medical Complex and Sandeman Provincial Hospital in Quetta were the sites of this cross-sectional investigation. In the SAMPLE, 161 people participated. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.0 was used to analyse the data, which was gathered via data sheets and questionnaires. The findings revealed that the Infection Control Committee (ICC) member's view of health-associated infections (HAIs) was ultimately determined to be inconsequential (P=0.6), and their perception that the staff education level may be a contributing factor was also shown to be unimportant (P=0.1). The operation theatre, labour room, lab and blood bank, OPD, and wards at BMC were evaluated in reference to the steps taken there for infection control and prevention, and the results were observed 30, 25, 15, 14, and 15 accordingly. It was shown that the primary reason for the poor results was the negative perception of the ICC towards infection control and prevention. Therefore, it is necessary to alter how ICC is seen.

Keywords: Infection control, prevention practices, standard precautions


How to Cite

Nargus, S. (2022). Assessment of Infection Control Practices in Bolan Medical Complex and Sandeman Provincial Hospital of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. International Blood Research & Reviews, 13(4), 116–123. https://doi.org/10.9734/ibrr/2022/v13i430193