Karachi, September 17, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Indus Hospital, in its continuous progress as an organization putting patient safety as its top priority, is taking dynamic steps toward the advancement of safety for their patients and employees alike. A number of initiatives are in line with the fulfilment of the mission and vision of safer care to patients. In our journey towards quality and patient safety, we are striving to embrace international standards in healthcare delivery that will depict our commitment to maintain reliability in healthcare.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm. Hence, the World Patient Safety Day 2020 theme for this year by World Health Organization is “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety”
On the event of World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, 2020, Quality and monitoring directorate celebrated the day at The Indus Hospital to create awareness regarding patient safety with regards to healthcare workers safety. The ceremony was attended by the senior management of TIH including CEO Indus Health Network, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan; Executive Director Medical Services, Dr. Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf; Medical Director, Dr. Ashar Alam; Director Nursing, Ms. Rashida Merchant.
The day was marked with appreciation of all the healthcare providers who have worked tirelessly and with great compassion during Covid-19 crisis. Quality and Monitoring Directorate presented shields and badges to the physicians, nurses, support staff, Clinical Service Management and Infection Control Department for their dedication towards providing quality care especially during the pandemic.
A slogan contest was also part of the activities planned on account of World Patient Safety Day which was open to all staff and different clinical and non-clinical departments participated. The theme given for the slogan contest was, “Safe Health Workers, Safe Patients” in view point of “Covid-19 Pandemic” and best slogan was awarded shield.
Moreover, Quality and Monitoring Directorate also arranged a webinar session on “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety” for awareness of all the healthcare providers and planned fun quizzes for staff on duty. Manawan Hospital, managed by IHN in Lahore, under public private partnership with the government of Punjab, was lit up on the eve of World Patient Safety Day to mark the event.
The celebration of this day is an avenue that more and more healthcare providers will engage in active discourse in future to promote the culture of team-based collaboration and dedication in order to provide our patients with the optimum care that they rightfully deserve.
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The Indus Hospital (TIH)
C-76, Sector 31/5, Opposite Darussalam Society,
Korangi Crossing, Karachi – 75190, Pakistan