Drill shows that CQHCWC is ready to tackle infection outbreak
The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children carries out a drill to tackle infection outbreak. [Photo by Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]
Medical staff conduct view to find out what improvements could be made to emergency medical arrangements. [Photo by Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]
The emergency drill tests the practical application of guidelines for dealing with infectious diseases. [Photo by Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]
The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC) has taken part in a drill to test its preparedness in the face of an infection outbreak.
Conducted by the hospital authority, the drill was aimed at testing how prepared the medical sectors are and how well communication works between different hospital departments and the central command committee at CQHCWC headquarters.
The drill tested the practical application of guidelines for dealing with infectious diseases. All medical personnel, especially those in the emergency ward, have clearly defined responsibilities so that they know what role to play during a real situation.
Dan Yang, member of the Party Committee and vice president of the CQHCWC, said there should be no room for complacency. Everyone has to be on full alert so that when a real challenge arises, they can prevent early, discover early and control early.
The CQHCWC also conducted a review to find out what improvements could be made in the emergency medical arrangements.
The drill to test the effectiveness of medical surveillance and measures against a possible outbreak improved the medical staff’s abilities to recognize the outbreak of infection.