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How Safe Are Our Hospitals? The Stark Reality

Apr 30, 2010 2:08:57 AM - thecolombotimes.com

Shobha Shukla - CNS


(CNS) Infection and communicable diseases form a large part of the health care burden in India, despite the ongoing progress made to combat and control life threatening diseases. Amongst these, the most difficult to treat infections are those that the patients pick up while in a hospital, says Dr Sudhir Krishna, consultant pediatric surgeon at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi and Chairman of the working group on scientific evaluation of sterilization practices in India, constituted by the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt of India.