On the 17th of July, the city of Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan) hosted the Republican Scientific-Practical Conference on the topical issues of prevention of infections associated with the provision of medical care from the perspective of an interdisciplinary approach, viral-surveillance effort, disinfection and sterilization of medical devices in medical facilities. The event was organized by the “Saraya CIS” company in association with the “StopMicrobe” sales firm.
More than 80 experts from Uzbekistan attended the conference. The line-up included specialists in the fields of epidemiology, disinfectology and endoscopy, research staff from the RIEMID Institute, representatives of the Red Cross International Committee, International Organization “Doctors Without Borders” and Red Crescent International Organization, and members of the Society for International Cooperation and Project HOPE.
The Director of both the Research Institute for Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Ministry Clinic, Doctor of Medicine and professor Atabekov Nurmat conducted a welcoming speech at the opening of the conference. He concluded that the prevention of healthcare-associated infections is a common goal for nurses, doctors, epidemiologists and teachers of educational medical Institutions.
The first speaker was Allaberganova Nigora who is the Head of Health Facilities Department in the Republican Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance. She reported on the annually registered cases of healthcare-associated infections and factors contributing to the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and possible problem solutions in Uzbekistan.
The conference was attended by a leading researcher of the Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology – Ph.D. Grenkova Tatiana Arkadyevna. She spoke about the supervision of epidemiological safety in fiber-optic endoscopy, providing programs to improve hand hygiene in healthcare organizations. She also disclosed the epidemiological basis of disinfection measures in health facilities.
The participants of the conference discussed modern approaches to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, interchanged views in implementation phases, and criteria for epidemiological efforts in hospitals. The event went hand in hand with a fruitful discussion, during which the lecturers answered the many questions of participants and guests.
The Saraya company offered an integrated approach to hand hygiene in medical institutions from the leading Japanese manufacturer and also means for disinfection and sterilization of medical products registered on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Ph.D. Grenkova Tatiana Arkadyevna, Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Representatives of the "Saraya CIS" company visited several modern medical facilities equipped with the latest equipment. The Сenter for Cardiovascular Surgery "American Hospital", as well as Multidisciplinary Medical Centers "AKFA Medline" and "EZGU NIYAT" demonstrated a high level of equipment. All clinics are provided with dispensers with antiseptic agents for the prevention of nosocomial infection. In the wash-ups for disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments the latest disinfectants are used, thus taking into account the safety of the personnel. "Saraya CIS" company has received numerous positive feedback on the products provided, both for hand treatment and disinfection of medical devices, including flexible endoscopes.