Yusuf Dadoo embarks on listeriosis education campaign

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The Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital is embarking on an urgent Health Education Campaign in response to the recent listeriosis outbreak in the province.

Management at the hospital would like to assure the community that they are well-prepared for any emergency. Both patients and staff members are continuously informed about the disease through health talks and the distribution of vital information.

A hand-washing campaign was launched to all staff and patients entering the clinical areas.

“Continuous health talks are done to reinforce clinical hygiene and hygienic food preparation,” said the Communications Officer of the hospital, Puseletso Mabidikame.

There are no reported cases of listeriosis at the hospital, but emphasis will be placed on the disease during the health talks presented in the maternity and antenatal wards, advising pregnant women, including patients from the Out Patients’ department, about the seriousness of this disease.

For more information about listeriosis, visit www.cicd.ac.za or call 011 386 2000.

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