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

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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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Author(s): Idris AF* and Bayoumi M


Clinical Laboratory Safety,Biosafety Management,Laboratory Safety Standards

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