Thursday, May 3, 2007

Why can’t doctors wash their hands?

(Apparently Nurses aren’t much better) Every year, 250,000 Canadians pick up infections while they are in hospitals being treated for something else. That's a staggering one out of every nine Canadians who are admitted to hospital.

Every year, those infections kill more than 8,000 people.

That's more than will die of breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined. Most of those deaths can be prevented — by simple hand washing.

In the wake of the SARS outbreak that hit Toronto in March 2003, hand sanitizers have become common in hospitals and other public buildings across the country. Many people use them — others don't. Read the full report here:

AND IF you want to see the evidence: here is a CBC secret camera report. Chilling. Erica Johnson reports on 'Dirty Doctors'

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