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Hospital infections in Port Moresby General Hospital: studies in special care nursery

Bhattacharya, P.

Papua and new Guinea Medical Journal 22(2): 113-119

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-1480
PMID: 399577
Accession: 040302703

Special Care Nursery of Port Moresby General Hospital has been experiencing too many infections particularly deaths from Septicaemia due to gram negative organisms. Bacteriological Survey in the Nursery reveals presence of too many pathogenic bacteria in the Nursery--in air, in beds, in incubators, in sinks--almost all over the Nursery. It also reveals that Nursing mothers and a good number of hospital workers are, in fact, carriers of dangerous pathogens. Proper cleaning and restructuring of the ward is essential. Based on the results of the study, measures have been recommended to deal with the situation.

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