Friday, January 27, 2023

Cofepris issues guidelines to prevent contamination in hospitals and beauty clinics

Federal commission for protection against sanitary risks (CafePress) Guidelines issued for establishments offering Aesthetic, obstetric and surgical services With the aim of preventing possible contamination of areas, supplies or medical equipment, as well as the timely detection of infections.

In this regard, Coffeeprice stated that all the elements based on current health regulations So that the health of the people can be protected.

Important points under sanitary surveillance

According to the Higher Health Directive, which sets the conditions Hospitals must follow this, 25 important points are listed under hygiene monitoring and whose non-compliance may result in sanctions, product confiscation or suspension of work.

The main elements that guarantee protection against health risks include:

  • to trust sanitation license and information of sanitation responsible.
  • guarantee that access to surgical units is restricted and have a circulation corridor Linked to Central Sterilization and Equipment (CEYE).
  • Involved Critical systems like water, ventilation, CEyEAs well as the infrastructure and equipment of the white areas.
  • There is a committee for the investigation of nosocomial infections (codecesin), which should be technical advisory body of the establishment in relation to the epidemiological surveillance, prevention and control of nosocomial infections; In addition, the establishment must verify that healthcare workers have the credentials to practice their profession.

Coffeeprice asks states to strengthen monitoring

In addition, the federal agency also Issued an official letter addressed to 32 Secretaries of Health Urging to strengthen monitoring, authorisation, control and health promotion in hospitals offering aesthetic, obstetric and/or surgical services.

In official documentation, the federal authority Requests to reinforce the work done By the State health authorities, who must guarantee compliance with the policies, requirements, guidelines, procedures as well as legal and administrative provisions established by this Federal Commission for this type of establishment.

In terms of identifying health risks, they have to Execute security measures immediately and notify Cofepris in a timely manner of suspension of activities, product recall and/or security measures implemented.

The warrant also specifies that all establishments offering aesthetic, obstetric and surgical services must strictly follow the sanitary provisions for safe receipt, handling and disposal of controlled drugs in the institutions.

In addition, with regard to Acquisition, reception, preservation, documentation, traceability, risk prevention, destruction, pharmacovigilance, technology of medical devices, controlled drugs and medicines, All clinics and establishments must comply with the provisions of Supplement to establishments dedicated to the sale and supply of drugs and other health supplies from the Pharmacopoeia of the United Mexican States (FEUM) Sixth Edition.

Cofepris also informed the health authorities of the states that, as part of the policy to strengthen the federal health system, it would launch a national plan for supervision and technical monitoring in the execution, development and compliance of actions in health matters. 32 Federal Institutions.

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