World Hand Hygiene Day - 2022

World hand hygiene day is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of hand hygiene. Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal has observed World Hand Hygiene day on 5th May 2022 by organizing a poster competition on the theme “Unite for Safety: Clean Your Hands”. A total of 12 students participated in the poster competition. The first prize for the poster was secured by Ms. Bensa Sara Abraham, the second prize by Ms. Nethravathi, and the third prize by Ms. Neha Sreekumar from first-year BSc Nursing. All the posters were displayed in the outpatient department of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal for reinforcing the importance of hand hygiene to Healthcare Professionals and other people visiting the healthcare facility. A video on hand hygiene was prepared by the department and it was shared on social media for the public and others to view.

An awareness program on hand hygiene was conducted for the patients in the outpatient departments of Medicine, ENT, and Gastroenterology. Approximately 200 patients got benefitted from the awareness program. The awareness session was delivered by Dr. Sulochana, Associate Professor, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal. The program was coordinated by Dr. Linu Sara George, Professor & Head, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing.