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World Handwashing Day

Handwashing Day 2016

The Global Handwashing day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with soap. This day is celebrated since 2008 globally. Hands are factories for the production of so many infections. Handwashing saves lives. Some people wash their hands with water, very few wash with soap and some don’t wash their hands at all.

Hand washing can prevent so many infections like diarrhea, pneumonia, hospital acquired infections, etc. It has been quoted that the handwashing with soap can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal diseases and 1 in 6 respiratory tract infections.

This year’s theme for global handwashing day is “MAKE HANDWASHING A HABIT”

On this occasion, the department of Microbiology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Kambipura, Mysore road, Bangalore-74 conducted a public awareness program for Handwashing.

On 14th October 2016 between 11.00 am to 12 noon, Department of Microbiology hosted an awareness event in the RRMCH lobby to demonstrate the techniques and advantages of hand washing.

The meeting started with the welcome speech by Dr. Prakash.R, Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, followed by introductory speeches by Respected Dean, Dr. H. V. Shetty and Respected Medical Superintendent, Dr. Govindaraju. The message of advantages and techniques of handwashing was given by Dr. Sangeetha. S, Prof. & HOD, Department of Microbiology. The Event was attended by our honourable guests Dean, Medical Director, Medical Superintendent, Director of PG studies, Vice principal, Departmental HODs, Pre-para Medical staff, Nurses, and general public. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Yashaswini. Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology.

The awareness campaign was successful due to active participation by staff and general public of the hospital.

Dr. Sangeetha. S
Prof & HOD of Microbiology,

World Hand Hygiene day Awareness talk 14th October 2016 Programme Schedule


Introduction and Welcome speech

By Dr. Prakash R


Speech by Dean, RRMC&H


Speech by MS, RRMC&H


Speech by Dr. Sangeetha.S, Microbiology HOD, RRMC&H


VOTE OF THANKS by Dr. Yashaswini


Followed by High Tea