In order to bring down the number of infections which are transmitted during a stay in hospitals, collaboration is underway between the National University Hospital and Changi Hospital and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. The collaboration has been named as Project Safe Hands.
The joint initiative would encourage healthcare employees to regularly wash their hands in order to limit the transmission of infections. The washing of hands would be done by the use of an identification badge to check, who is washing their hands and who is not complying with guidelines.
The reminder for the washing of hands would involve a subtle beep, whenever hospital employees leave a specific area of the hospital.
Chairman of the Medical Board, Changi General Hospital, Associate Professor Low Cheng Ooi stated that one of the key priorities of the initiative was to control the spread of infections in hospital. He added that the maintenance of hygiene would help in reducing the transmission of germs.
He expressed happiness that the hospital was teaming up with, the Changi General Hospital to encourage the practice of regularly washing hands among hospital employees.
The Chairman of A*STAR, Mr. Lim Chuan Poh stated that the new initiative would enable healthcare facilities in Singapore to upkeep the medical requirements of people.