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Improved hospital hygiene helps curb antibiotic intake

Update: November, 26/2012 - 12:23

HA NOI (VNS)– The National Cardiovascular Institute centre in the northern region has improved its hygiene procedures to reduce the need for post-operative antibiotic treatment.

Institute surgery unit head Duong Duc Hung said cardiovascular and rib-cage surgery patient rooms, clothes, shoes, water and air were kept clean, resulting in no infections in 95 per cent of post-op cases since April.

Dr Hung said the move had cut patient costs and reduced the chance of bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant.

Previously, patients who underwent such surgery had to spend VND1-4 million

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