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Research Article

Evaluation of Laboratory Biosafety in Khartoum State Primary Health Care Centers, Sudan

Idris AF1* and Bayoumi M2
1Institute of Endemic Diseases, Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition, University of Khartoum, Sudan
2Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan
Corresponding Author : Idris AF
Institute of Endemic Diseases
Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition
University of Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249918057778
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 07, 2015 Accepted: February 17, 2016 Published: February 19, 2016
Citation: Idris AF, Bayoumi M (2016) Evaluation of Laboratory Biosafety in Khartoum State Primary Health Care Centers, Sudan. Med Safe Glo Heal 5:126. doi: 10.4172/msgh.1000126.
Copyright: © 2016 Idris AF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: This study was designed to assess the biosafety precautions in primary care health centers in Khartoum state. Diagnostic laboratories in seven localities were selected by stratified simple random sampling technique was assessed by using a designed questionnaire and a check list. Results: Among 33 laboratories, 0 (0.0%) were appointing a biosafety officer. 0 (0.0%) supplied with an alarm system, have trained personnel, and have fire exit. Provision of personnel protection, 12 (36.4%), always wearied laboratory coat, 6 (18.2%) personnel used gloves with every procedure, 25 (75.8%) washed their hands regularly. All laboratories, 33 (100%) have cleaning personnel, and in 21 (63.3%) removal of infectious material waste was done daily. Vaccination program for hepatitis and tuberculosis were identified in 16 (48.5%) of the laboratories. Conclusion: There is a great need to establish and implement biosafety precautions program in governmental reference primary health care laboratories.

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