The im­por­tance of hand hy­giene

New Straits Times - - News -

HAND­WASH­ING is the sim­plest way to ward off com­mon in­fec­tious dis­eases.

This is the mes­sage by the Kuan­tan Med­i­cal Cen­tre (KMC) at its one-day ex­hi­bi­tion to raise aware­ness on the im­por­tance of hand hy­giene.

Last Fri­day, res­i­dents from nearby hous­ing ar­eas in Kuan­tan flocked to the ex­hi­bi­tion, where they could learn sim­ple meth­ods to main­tain hand hy­giene.

KMC front of­fice se­nior ex­ec­u­tive Nor Anizam Mo­hamed said the re­sponse was en­cour­ag­ing as this would help achieve the cam­paign’s ob­jec­tive.

“Peo­ple need to re­alise that most dis­eases can be avoided by wash­ing hands con­stantly,” she said at the event held at the hospi­tal lobby.

Nor Anizam said com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases could spread if peo­ple did not wash their hands be­fore han­dling food.

Vis­i­tors re­ceived free health screen­ing con­ducted by hospi­tal per­son­nel. KMC nurses also demon­strated ef­fec­tive hand­wash­ing tech­niques.

Present were KMC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Nik Zainon Yus­soff and KMC se­nior physi­cian Datuk Dr Ooi Hooi Yong.

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