A team of experts from Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, in association with volunteers from three NGOs; i.e. SOS Children village and Child Fund Association)visited various parks to educate children ondifferent hand washing techniques.This was supplemented by distributing hand sanitizers which can be used on-the-go when children don’t have access to hand wash basins. Thisweek-long initiative has been undertaken to commemorateWorld Hand Hygiene Day, where the hospital is spreading a message about importance of having clean hands to lead a healthy life.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO),hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by health care-associated infections every year. More than half of these infections can be prevented if caregivers properly cleantheir hands while attending to the patient. In line with this year’s theme of the campaign, that is Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands, Fortis Hospitals is reaching out to children and educate them on benefits of hand hygiene techniques.
Dr. Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals said, “As a responsible healthcare provider, we understand our role in informing and educatingpeople about ways to be healthy. Children, acting as agents of change, take the learningat school back into their homes and communities.We are expecting the message through our initiative to reach maximum number ofpeople. Fortis Hospitals have been organising various such events which help us connect with the communityto usher public health and this is a steps in the same direction.”
The eventis beingheldin 6 to 8 parks in the city.
With 56 hospitals across the nation and over 10,000 beds, Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. For over 26 years, Fortis Hospitals have been committed to the cause of getting people back to their lives faster and stronger.