Kawalan Infeksi

Infection Control Unit


  • To create a conducive and safe environment for the patients, healthcare workers and visitors in the hospital.
    • To create and promote the awareness on hospital acquired infections among the healthcare workers and all hospital trainees through orientation programs and other education activities.
    • To reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection by promoting cost-effective hospital infection control practices.
    • To reduce the incidence of needle stick and sharp injuries in the hospital by promoting good occupational safety practices.

Scope of Services

  • To provide adequate training and supervision to all healthcare workers on issues related to the prevention and control of hospital acquired infections.
    • Development and implementation of infection control policies and practices.
    • To monitor healthcare workers’ compliance to infection control policies and practices.
    • Conduct of regular environmental audit to ensure a safe and healthy environment for patient care.
    • Surveillance on the following parameters:
      • Incidence of hospital acquired infections and outbreak.
      • Point Prevalence survey (6 monthly).
      • Incidence of surgical wound infection (clean and clean contaminated wounds)
      • Multi-resistant organism (MRO) infection
      • Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) infection
      • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection
      • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection
    • Hepatitis B program – assist the OSHA Unit in screening and immunization for all healthcare workers.
    • To promote awareness on needle and sharp injuries among the healthcare workers.
    • To maintain a registry of the following occupational hazards in the hospital:-
    • Exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Needle-stick and sharps injury (Occupational Health Unit / Infection Control Unit).
  • To provide advice and training to healthcare workers from other district hospitals, polyclinics and private medical centers.
  • To provide training to all trainees (medical and nursing students) on issues related to the prevention and control of hospital acquired infections