Indian Medical Association raises awareness about how lives can be saved if all medical practitioners
follow right hand washing technique
New Delhi, May 5, 2016: World Health Organization has dedicated May 5th to World Hand Hygiene Day, dedicated to encouraging patients and their family members to join health workers in their efforts to practice good hand hygiene. Every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by health care-associated infections. Caregivers properly cleaning their hands at key moments in patient care could prevent more than half of these infections.
The IMA 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene approach define the key moments when health-care workers should perform hand hygiene. This evidence-based, field-tested, user-centered approach is designed to be easy to learn, logical and applicable in a wide range of settings.