Becton Dickinson (BD) India has been recently awarded with the FICCI Award for Preventive Care at the 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Awards. The award for its Central Line Care Management Program is an acknowledgment of BD’s commitment to preventive healthcare which focuses on saving lives from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and its community driven initiatives.
As per the World Health Organization, HAIs affect 7%-12% of patients admitted in hospitals globally. In India, this incidence has been alarmingly pegged at 11%-83%. The WHO also says that middle and low-income countries have a 2-3-fold higher frequency of ICU-acquired infections than high-income countries. Newborns have a 3-20 times greater risk of getting HAIs in these countries than in high-income ones. Device-associated infections are said to be 13 times higher than in the US.
BD has been able to provide preventive healthcare to its customers and is recognized for its innovative approach for implementing three T’s module–
On the achievement, Varun Khanna, Managing Director, BD-India stated, “We are honored to receive this recognition from FICCI. This validates our commitment towards clinical practice innovation in today’s healthcare scenario. Our commitment, at BD, is to develop a culture of safety not just in device design, but also across the healthcare continuum and provide the safest possible solution to our customers.”
The FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards aim at felicitating organizations and individuals for their efforts towards operational excellence, innovatively adopting and inventing technologies and processes for India, and improved healthcare delivery. Supported by the Quality Council of India, they hold a position of prestige, and have emerged as the definitive recognition for contribution to healthcare in the country over the years. The Preventive Care category asked that entrants be able to demonstrate measurable parameters through which the program had made an impact.
“Attention to simple preventive strategies by healthcare professionals can help us together improve patient outcomes. Going ahead, we hope to expand the program in scope and impact, especially against the backdrop of the robust healthcare need and demand in the country. We see this as a part of the company’s vision of advancing the world of health,” added Vishal Taneja, Business Director, BD-Medical.