Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research

A NABH Pre-Accreditation Entry Level Hospital

Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC)

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Hospital infection control department in CIHSR helps to promote patient safety by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections in the healthcare setting and to be a leader in infection prevention & control.


  • Active education, training, and supervision of members of the healthcare team on aspects related to infection control
  • Performing active surveillance of hospital-acquired infections
  • Formulating and facilitating compliance to Infection Control Protocols
  • Providing advice on the decontamination of equipment


  • Director
  • Medical Superintendent
  • Nursing Superintendent
  • Chairman of HIC
  • Microbiologist
  • Anaesthetist
  • Intensivist
  • Nursing In charge – Intensive care
  • Operating Theatre In-charge
  • Hospital Infection Control Nurse
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • A representative from the Quality department

Staff In Charge

Ms Theyiesinuo

Surveillance Done By HICC Department

  • Biomedical waste management regularly and gives monthly reports to the authority and to every department that generates biomedical waste in the hospital
  • Hand hygiene surveillance and present the reports every month to the concerned departments
  • Nosocomial infection surveillance on Central Associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), Catheter-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CAUTI), Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
  • Housekeeping staff – method and frequency of cleaning
  • Storage of sterile packs, ensuring packs are within the expiry date
  • Preventing needle stick injuries and the protocol for NSI / mucosal exposure
  • Disinfectants used for linens in the laundry
  • A water surveillance report is received from the laboratory and is reported to the concerned authority /presented