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Director of Health urges good hygiene

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 10/05/2019

Good hygiene is important to minimize spreading of contagious diseases. This was the message emphasized by the Health Director – Dr. Siale ‘Akauola in marking World Hygiene Day yesterday with the theme “Clean care for all it’s in your hands”.

Speaking during the program – Dr. Siale ‘Akau’ola highlighted the importance for the public to wash their hands.

Infection prevention and control is just a basic choice for us to do it’s not difficult all we have to do get a clean type of water, some soap and clean your hand I mean it should be a habit. It is safe, safer for the patient I mean just imagine if we keep washing our hands all the time and you’re moving from patient to patient, you won’t transmit any infection, patient safety improve.”

Meanwhile a representative from WHO – Dr. Yutaro Setoya says if people don’t wash their contaminated hands, germs will get into their body system and multiply.

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important prevention measures to keep people healthier. Washing hands prevent illnesses and spread away infection to others. Many germs such as hymonela, ecoly and artenal virus are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean running water. These kinds of germs can get onto your hands after people use the toilet, or change a diaper, or touching a surface contaminated, cough or sneeze, or touching animals.”

Dr. Yutaro Setoya – From the World Health Organization.

 

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