Hygiene and Campus Cleanliness: Prioritizing Health at Integral University Lucknow


15 Feb, 2018 |Facebook |Twitter |Email |

Hygiene and personal care should be the top most subject in our mind –Social Service Team Integral.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Hygiene refers to the conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases." With the kind of health risks that are posed to the human race today, it has become vital to stay as hygienic as possible. In fact, most of the new-world diseases like bird flu and swine flu have been attributed to lack of hygiene. And if we fight lack of hygiene today, it will have good effects on the generation after us too. Maintaining hygiene around us ensures that our neighborhood does not turn into breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.

Integral University social services team voluntarily initiated a drive to spread the word around and performed an activity at Shyama Prasad Mukharji (Civil) Hospital, Lucknow.

Integralites believe that it has virtually become imperative for all nursing homes and hospitals to adopt a modern approach to cleanliness as the patients have a right to it. An important part of the strategy to tackle Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI) stipulates that all hospitals must make cleanliness and hygiene as their “high" priority areas.

“Material if inappropriately disposed of can cause an outbreak of a deadly disease. Most epidemics in history have been caused due to improper waste disposal” says Syed Afzal Ahmad, faculty & volunteer, University Social service at Integral.

Scholars interacted with doctors, patients and those visiting the hospital to extend their services and circulate the significance of personal health care. They distributed pamphlets on Hygiene and personal health care that contained simple rules to keep oneself and the surrounding clean.

Integralites sense it as their responsibility to give it back to the society through awareness and educating the underprivileged and negligent masses.