Infection Control Precautions and Recommendations for Elective Surgeries
Whilst planning the resumption of elective surgical cases, facilities need to prioritize and ensure that stringent infection control policies and procedures are being implemented.
These policies need to be monitored and reported through clinical governance systems. Incident reporting structures need to enable a rapid response mechanism to ensure adherence and compliance. These recommendations should be read with the SCDC elective surgical services guidelines.
The Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control was established in 1434 H by the council of minister resolution number (200) in 19/06/1434, to be one of the health institutions that has responsibility of achieving some of health aspects of the 2030 Vision regarding diseases prevention and control, within the health service system in the kingdom. The center concerns on to monitor and control communicable and non-communicable diseases and promote health across Saudi Arabia.