Infection Control in today’s time is emerging as a necessary precaution to prevent patients who get admitted for medical treatment and surgery from acquiring hospital acquired infections.
Infection Control Program primum non nocere 'meaning "First, do noharm' -Hippocrates. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) or Nosocomial infections are infections that occur among patients being treated in a hospital. These infections can affect the staff & visitors as well.
In the developed countries 5-10% of patients in a hospital develop HAIs. In comparison, the risk of acquiring HAIs in India is estimated to be 2-20 times higher. HAIs can lead to prolonged hospital stay (increased financial burden) disability or even death. It is the prime responsibility of the hospital authorities to provide a safe environment for their patients and staff.