Infection prevention and control, pillar for safety of healthcare worker: COVID-19 experience, Patan Hospital, Nepal

Abstract

Infection prevention and control (IPC) programs play an integral part in the safety of patients, visitors, health care workers and environment as these programs provide guidelines and standard for recognition, prevention and control of infection. With COVID-19 pandemic, Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal, is amongst the few hospitals in Nepal to have undertaken the responsibility of managing COVID patients. The COVID response plan has been activated and is currently the best prepared institution to manage this pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, Infection prevention and control (IPC), Nepal

Author Biographies

Piyush Rajbhandari, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Assistant Professor.  & Planning Officer, COVID-19 Hospital Incident Command System
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Deveshree Dongol, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Resident, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Published
2020-05-08
Section
COVID-19: Short Communication/ Perspective/ Viewpoint