Adopt the safety measures to prevent the infection, says Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD of Wockhardt Hospitals
Mira Road, Mumbai: Wockhardt hospitals a reputed chain of tertiary care super specialty hospitals organised the Infection control conclave in North Mumbai in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) for sharing best healthcare practices to prevent infections.
The 5th conclave was inaugurated by Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals and Guest of Honour- Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General, AHPI in the presence of senior leadership of Wockhardt Hospitals – Mr. Anupam Verma, President and Dr. Clive Fernandes Group Clinical Director.
While asked about the initiative, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, in an exclusive talk said to this reporter, “Prevention is always better than cure. It is mandatory that healthcare institutions practice infection prevention and control through basic practices and adhere to them for quality care and patient safety.”
34-year-old Zahabiya Khorakiwala the youngest one from famous Khorakiwala family, is the managing director of the Rs 253-crore (as of FY2014) Wockhardt Hospitals. Her father Mr. Habil Khorakiwala is the founder chairman and group CEO of Wockhardt and her elder brothers Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, executive director and Dr. Murtaza Khorakiwala, MD are also working together with Wockhardt.
“Wockhardt always believes in quality care and delivering the same. Precautionary measures are advised to be taken to prevent the infection in human body”, she said.
She further added, “More than 450 delegates of different hospitals not only from India but also from out of India participated in the Wockhardt Hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control Conclave.”
About what is the best way to control the infection, she said, “We have to adopt the safety measures to prevent the infection for 365 days, best way is to follow the expert advice and practices to control the infection.”
The two day conclave witnessed industry experts from across the country delivering lectures on the importance infection prevention and control initiatives in hospitals. Wide range of topics in modern science of infection prevention was discussed through numerous didactics, panel discussion, and workshops by renowned experts across the country and from the world.