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May 27, 2022

Health Ministry identified 57,088 hospital-acquired infections over last 5 years

The highest number of hospital-acquired infections over the last 5 years (12,316) was registered last year, their total number surpassing 57,000 for 2010-2015, the document remitted by the Health Ministry to Parliament shows.

8,105 hospital-acquired infections were reported in 2010, 8,463 in 2011, and 8,278 in 2012.

Since 2013, their number has constantly grown. Thus, in 2013 there were 9,296 hospital-acquired infections, 10,630 in 2014 and 12,316 in 2015.

367 healthcare units were verified last year and 626 fines were issued, 369 of them worth RON 340,900. 3 decisions to suspend activity were taken and 254 warnings were issued, according to the Health Ministry data reported to Parliament.

During this period, most hospital-acquired infections were registered in Bucharest – 12,000 cases. Bucharest was followed by Iasi county (9,000 cases) and Cluj county (over 7,000 cases).

According to the National Public Healthcare Statistics Centre (CNSISP), the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care wards registered the highest number of hospital-acquired infections – over 13,500 cases. Surgery wards reported over 12,000 cases of hospital-acquired infections.

According to Health Ministry documents, there were over 15,000 cases of respiratory infections and around 10,000 cases of surgery wound infection cases in 2010-2015.

The data was published as part of the Health Ministry’s responses to the questions of two MPs.

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