Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Planning is going on the observance of Global Hand washing Day October 15th in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Home based Hand washing for kids

The Vice Principal of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School Mrs. Janathamani spoke to Hygiene team of the School about the importance of Hand washing and she said that Planning is going on the observance of Global Hand washing Day October 15th in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School. The Vice Principal enlightened “Hand hygiene is described by many health care workers as the single most important tool in preventing the spread of health care-associated infections between patients. October 15th is Global Hand washing Day was originally created to promote hand washing in schools and it is practiced everywhere.Washing hands before and after patient contact seems like a simple solution to prevent the spread of bacteria between patients. Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning hands for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and microorganisms. If water and soap is not available, hands can be cleaned with ash instead. A number of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands. These diseases include gastrointestinal infections, such as respiratory infections, washing hands properly can help prevent the spread of the germs (like bacteria and viruses) that cause these diseases. Some forms of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections can cause serious complications, especially for young children, the elderly, or those with a weakened immune system.  One should wash your hands thoroughly: after using the toilet or changing nappies, before, during and after preparing food, between handling raw and cooked or ready-to-eat food, before eating, after using a towel, before and after attending to sick children or other family members., after handling rubbish or working in the garden, and also after handling animals. Hand washing should be done properly, Wet the hands with clean, running water, Apply soap and lather well for 20 seconds (or longer if the dirt is ingrained),Rub hands together rapidly across all surfaces of your hands and wrists, Don’t forget the backs of hands, your wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails, If possible, remove rings and watches before you wash your hands, or ensure you move the rings to wash under them, as microorganisms can exist under them, Rinse well under running water and make sure all traces of soap are removed, Dry hands using a clean towel, It is best to use paper towels (or single-use cloth towel),it is good practice to give each family member their own towel and wash the towels often. Poor hand hygiene practices can contribute to an increase in community-based infections including gastrointestinal, skin and respiratory infections.-Kris

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