Occasion marks World Affected person Security Day | The Categorical Tribune
The World Well being Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with COMSTECH marked “World Affected person Security Day” below the slogan of “remedy with out hurt” at COMSTECH on Friday.
World Affected person Security Day is marked yearly on September 17 to boost consciousness about prevention, danger discount, omission and fee of errors and hurt to sufferers throughout the provision of healthcare and therapy.
WHO consultant to Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala mentioned that the WHO’s imaginative and prescient was to make sure that each affected person obtained secure and respectful care, each time, in every single place. He mentioned round 134 million adversarial occasions occur in hospitals as a result of unsafe healthcare practices. “Of which, an estimated 2.6 million sufferers die yearly.
The social price of affected person hurt is estimated to be $1 to $2 trillion a yr,” he mentioned including that the theme of this yr’s commemoration was “remedy security” which addresses a vital part of security in well being care.
Dr Mahipala mentioned that unsafe remedy practices and errors had been the main explanation for harm and avoidable hurt in healthcare programs the world over.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, September 17th, 2022.