Study on nosocomial infection at SMC shows positive results | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Study on nosocomial infection at SMC shows positive results

An evaluation study of the hospital-acquired infection (HAI) at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) has shown positive results with a drop in some types of infections compared to internationally-accepted rates.

President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) Lieutenant General Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa has affirmed that procedures are being taken to deal with the nosocomial infection at SMC in light of the recommendations of the evaluation study which His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier directed to carry out while chairing the coordination committee meeting today.

The SCH President pointed out that the council, in co-operation with the Health Ministry, will immediately start implementing the directives of HRH the Crown Prince by stepping up measures to fight the infection. He noted that in line with the directives of HRH the Crown Prince to conduct an evaluation study on the hospital-associated infection at Salmaniya Medical Complex, the SCH has mandated the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) to conduct a comprehensive field audit of a programme to combat infection at SMC in accordance with internationally-approved standards.

Lieutenant General Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa added that the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, reflects his continuous follow-up on the health sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and utmost keenness on the health of the people.

He expressed sincerest thanks and gratitude to HRH the Crown Prince for his keenness on optimising health services to achieve citizens’ aspirations.