Angau Hospital promotes personal hygiene

National

NURSES at the Infection Control Unit in the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae have distributed items to patients in eight wards to promote personal hygiene.
The nurses gave out spittle cups and face towels and reminded the patients and their guardians to be mindful of their health.
Sister Betty Mundua said diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) could be reduced if people looked after themselves well and correctly disposed waste and rubbish in proper places.
Mundua said the initiate by the nurses was to create awareness among patients and guardians to prevent diseases from spreading.
She said the unit has been working hard to educate patients in hospitals on the importance of personal hygiene.
She said the biggest problem was the ignorance and laziness of people which often led to many people contracting preventable diseases.

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