‘Swachh OGH’ campaign launched
With the objective of sensitizing the patients and their attendees and other health care workers, the Citybased NGO, Helping Hand Foundation HHF in collaboration with Osmania General Hospital launched Swachh OGH campaign at the State run hospital
- NGO Helping Hand in collaboration with OGH decided to improve hygiene and sanitation
Afzalgunj: With the objective of sensitizing the patients and their attendees and other health care workers, the City-based NGO, Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) in collaboration with Osmania General Hospital launched ‘Swachh OGH’ campaign at the State run hospital.
Buoyed by the good response received from ‘Swachh Gandhi’ campaign at Gandhi Hospital earlier, the NGO had decided to improve the hygiene and sanitation in the OGH.
Leveraging the best practices from the earlier experience, the volunteers of the NGO along with the hospital staff will engage & sensitize the patients, patient attendees and other health care workers through a well-structured program.
The campaign will cover relevance of personal hygiene including good hand washing methods, waste disposal particularly food disposal by attenders, keeping the washrooms clean, restricting the number of attenders in IP wards particularly children, sensitizing attenders on keeping the waiting areas and halls clean by adopting anti-littering measures.
Dr B Nagender Superintendent, OGH formally launched the programme and said that this is a very significant step taken by the hospital in collaboration by the NGO and will go a long way in improving hygiene factor in OGH.
15 Volunteers from HHF along with sanitation staff of OGH will be visiting IP wards and waiting areas of the hospital daily between 2 and 4pm daily to sensitize various target groups within the hospital.
“The Volunteers will also be equipped with garbage bags, brooms and other cleaning material and will clean the hospital wards and open areas, this is important as it drives a sense of responsibility in keeping the hospital premises clean by patient or attendees from what we have seen in other hospitals,” said Mujtaba Hasan Askari of HHF.
Our focus will be on sensitization and bringing about a behavioral change in the patients and attendees which is vital component of improving the hygiene in OGH.
We will also collect feedback and share with hospital administration for improvements that are required on the infra side from the patient’s perspective, added Askari.