Saturday 29 August 2015

Antimicrobial copper delivers safer healthcare to South Africa's remote villages

South Africa’s so-called ‘Miracle Trains’ – Transnet’s Phelophepa I and II, which provide healthcare to rural communities across the country – have harnessed the antimicrobial copper to help deliver safer healthcare to millions of people.

The 18-coach trains travel for 35 to 36 weeks of each year, visiting a different community every one to two weeks, and with more than 300,000 people using the facilities annually, infection prevention is a high priority. Consequently, they have been equipped with bacteria-killing antimicrobial copper door handles to help provide a more hygienic environment for patients and staff.

Antimicrobial copper cupboard doors will soon be added to the kitchen facilities, and plans are also underway to install antimicrobial copper table tops in some of the clinics.

As reported by Cleanroom Technology. For further details see: CT.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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