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    New Infectious Diseases Center Opens in Katowice-Ochojec Hospital

    In response to the pressing need for enhanced infectious disease care, Śląskie Centrum Chorób Zakaźnych (Silesian Center for Infectious Diseases) has been inaugurated within the Katowice-Ochojec hospital. With over 30 beds and the potential for expansion, this modern facility prioritizes patient and staff safety through innovative design and practices.

    Ensuring Safety

    The center is meticulously designed to minimize cross-contamination risks, featuring separate communication routes and respiratory isolation units. Dr. Beata Celińska emphasizes the importance of respiratory isolation, previously lacking during the Covid-19 pandemic, which now prevents air from escaping patient rooms to corridors.

    Śląskie Centrum Chorób Zakaźnych accommodates patients with a wide array of infectious diseases. From drug-resistant bacteria to rising cases of measles and meningitis, the center also addresses hepatitis and HIV co-infections. Prof. Jerzy Jaroszewicz underscores the center’s commitment to aiding as many patients as possible.

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