UAE’s RAK Hospital aiming to become 100 per cent infection-free
UAE’s RAK Hospital aiming to become 100 per cent infection-free

The RAK Hospital in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates is aiming to become 100 per cent infection-free environment premises.

RAK Hospital has already prepared a plan to deploy maximum measures to fight against hospital-acquired infections. The hospital has been able to reduce the level of communicable diseases within the hospital to almost zero per cent with a few measures within the previous three months.

The hospital regularly disinfects door handles and other surfaces that people often come in contact with. The hospital also measures the use of hand sanitisers to ensure strict compliance. The hospital has not reported even a single case of acquired Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), blood stream infection and ventilator associated pneumonias in the hospital in the previous one year.

Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director of RAK Hospital, said, "It's an established fact that many people contract infection after entering a hospital premises.Therefore, utmost care is taken to minimize the possibility of infections whether at patients' level or at the staff's. Besides sterilising various surfaces every two hours, other measures include handing out disinfectant towels to everyone the moment they enter the hospital. As evident by the favourable results we got over a period of a few months, the hospital-acquired infection, also known as nosocomial, has reduced significantly."