Manipal Tata Medical College (MTMC) recently observed a week-long celebration dedicated to patient safety from September 17 to 25. The theme of the event, "Keeping the promise to do the sick no harm," underscored the college's commitment to ensuring the well-being of patients.
Throughout the week, a series of programs and activities were organized with the aim of educating patients, doctors, and healthcare workers about the critical importance of patient safety. Among the highlights of the event were the prominent displays of patients' rights and responsibilities on the hospital premises, serving as a constant reminder of the hospital's commitment to providing quality care.
The week also featured mock drills on fire safety, conducted by the security and administration teams, to ensure preparedness in case of emergencies. Additionally, the Department of Pharmacology hosted a talk on medication safety and adverse drug reaction reporting, offering valuable insights to doctors.
Recognizing the role of hygiene in patient safety, the Department of Microbiology conducted a hand hygiene workshop for the housekeeping staff, emphasizing the importance of cleanliness in healthcare settings.
To engage the academic community, a slogan and poster competition was held, organized by the cultural and literary committee. This initiative aimed to instill a sense of responsibility towards patient safety among students and faculty.
Departments within MTMC were also briefed on the quality processes necessary to maintain and enhance patient safety standards.
As part of the celebrations, a guest lecture on "Patient safety in the current health scenario" was delivered by Dr. Asif Ahmed, marking the celebration of NMC Foundation Day. The event's final gathering was attended by Dean, Director of Academics Administration and Quality, Associate Deans, faculty members, and students.
Dr. G Pradeep Kumar, Dean of MTMC, highlighted the paramount importance of ensuring patient safety as a means to earn the trust of patients and the community.
During the celebration, the cover page of the e-Newsletter titled "MANTATVA" was unveiled, and a cake-cutting ceremony marked the fourth year of MTMC's establishment.
This week-long celebration at Manipal Tata Medical College served as a testament to the institution's unwavering dedication to patient safety, excellence in healthcare, and its commitment to continuous improvement in medical education and practice.