04 December 2017 | Interviews
Recently, 3M India conducted a National CSSD Conference in Association with HSSC (Healthcare Sector Skill Council) on decontamination and sterilisation.
Mr. L C Das, Country Business Leader - Healthcare Business Group, 3M India
3M was established in India in 1987 and has completed more than 25 years of operations. A large sector of 3M deals with products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery.
Recently, 3M India conducted a National CSSD Conference in Association with HSSC (Healthcare Sector Skill Council) on decontamination and sterilisation. The Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is under the ambit of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Healthcare space in the country.
BioSpectrum spoke to Mr. L C Das, Country Business Leader - Healthcare Business Group, 3M India, post the conference. Excerpts of the interview are-
What were the main objectives to be addressed through this conference in association with HSSC?
3M has always believed in giving back to our customers and to the community. We have continuously invested in promoting the global healthcare best practices through our products and services.
“Patient safety” has become an important corner stone and often discussed issue in healthcare worldwide including India. Our association with HSSC is towards strengthening this cause through means of standardization of healthcare practices. One way to achieve this is by nurturing new talent and streamlining existing healthcare personnel to practice standardized processes and procedures.
This conference was organised to officially announce our collaboration. Broadly we aim to do the following:
There is no denial that we are facing a high burden of hospital acquired infections in our country. The causes are multifactorial, some of which are non-modifiable while many can be modifiable. Organisms causing hospital infections in India are similar to those around the world but indiscriminate use of antibiotics has created resistant bugs that are difficult to treat. It is imperative that we stick to basics and understand the power of prevention over treatment.
It is the preventable HAI’s that we are wanting to address through our products and services which help in strengthening the infection control measures. Empowering the infection control committees and making the hospital staff aware of the risk reduction measures will go a long way in addressing the growing menace of HAI’s.