Abstract of Dissertation

Agency : Infection Control, Biomedical waste management, NABH checklist analysis, hand hygiene guidelines, housekeeping guidelines.

Objective : To monitor the prevalent hospital infection control system and to find out the gaps between the standardised Hospital Infection control Standards and the prevalent standards in the hospital and suggest recommendations for the same.

Background : The study is based on knowing the prevalent hospital infection control system in the hospital. Hospital infection control program is dedicated to assisting the Public Health Services, State and Local Health Departments, Hospitals and other professional organisations in the prevention and control of nosocomial infections.

Methodology : A two phase study- descriptive method consisting of a comprehensive and observational study in the high risk areas of the hospital with the help of questionnaire, NABH checklist to check compliance and give score as 0,5,10 and studying the relevant record in District Hospital, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

Recommendations : After analysing the findings of the first and the second phase it was found that there was an evident increase in the average score of all the standards from 4.27 to 6.8. Standards like HIC.1 and HIC.9 showed no compliance in the first phase of the study which was observed' to be 7.7 and 3.3 respectively in the second phase of the study. The number of objective elements showing full compliance was increased 82 from 12 to 27. Most of the recommendations given were implemented for the standard dealing with Bio-Medical Waste management, therefore, HIC.8 showed the maximum average score in the second phase (9).