About the Program



Hands-on mannequins-based training, Clinical Discussion & Challenges

We are delighted to extend an invitation on behalf of CARE Hospitals and the Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI) to attend the 11th National Certificate Course in Hospital Infection Prevention and Control.

In recent times, infection control has become a vital part of modern health services around the world. Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) have become a significant barrier to successful medical treatments and interventions. In addition to HAIs, the world in general and India in specific is witnessing an alarming rise in anti-microbial resistance (AMR). This seriously threatens modern science by rendering treatments ineffective, resulting in more extended hospital stays and higher medical expenses. HAIs coupled with AMR affect treatment outcomes and lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, infection prevention and control have become the collective responsibility of all medical, paramedical, and administrative professionals in all hospitals globally. Achieving this requires a detailed understanding and rigorous practice of standard infection control procedures.

Patient safety is the foundation upon which modern medicine rests. It is a priority for healthcare providers, administrators, and patients. Ensuring Patient safety is impossible without containing HAI and AMR. Healthcare stakeholders across the globe are now prioritizing IPC, AMS, and WASH to address these threats effectively.

The Infection Control Team at CARE Hospitals, Nampally, led by Dr. Mustafa Afzal, has pioneered infection control since 2013. The certification course supported by the Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI) has become a highly-acclaimed training program running into its 11th consecutive year. Over this decade-long journey, more than 10,000 nurses, doctors, students and qualified professionals have been trained in this coveted program - making it immensely popular among all stakeholders involved. As we move forward with our mission to provide superior education and training opportunities in infection control practices every year, we strive to improve it every year with newer initiatives and higher standards of excellence.

We would be honoured if you could join us in our mission to reduce the global and regional burden of HAI. We look forward to meeting you in Hyderabad.

Program Schedule

Chief Guest & Patrons

Chief Guest

Mr. Jasdeep Singh

Mr. Jasdeep Singh

Group Chief Executive Officer
CARE Hospitals


Dr. Nikhil Mathur

Dr. Nikhil Mathur

Group Chief of Medical Services
CARE Hospitals

Mr. Syed Kamran Hussain

Mr. Syed Kamran Hussain

Chief Operating Officer
CARE Hospitals, Nampally

Dr. Mustafa Afzal

Dr. Mustafa Afzal

Clinical Microbiologist & Course Director
CARE Hospitals, Nampally

Dr. Ranga Reddy

Dr. Ranga Reddy


Organizing Committee

Dr. Mustafa Afzal

Clinical Microbiologist & Course Director

Dr. Ranga Reddy

President - IFCAI

Dr. Vijay Mohan

Sr. Consultant Internal Medicine

Dr. Masood Mohammed

Consultant Critical Care

Mrs. Laxmi

Infection Control Nurse In-charge

Program Highlights

  • Infection prevention in MDR Pathogens- MRSA, ESBLs, KPC, CRE & VRE
  • Emerging Bacterial & Viral Infections – COVID 19, H1N1, Dengue fever, Viral Hemorrhagic fever
  • MDR & XDR TB – Case scenarios & discussion
  • Epidemiology of Infections
  • Standard & Transmission based precautions
  • How to formulate an effective Antibiotic policy – Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • ICU, CSSD & OR Surveillance & Audits
  • Preparation of infection control manual
  • Infection prevention measures - Transplant Unit
  • SSI, CAUTI, VAP, and CLABSI - Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation
  • Infection prevention Bundles- CAUTI, VAP, CLABSI & SSI
  • Pre and Post Exposure prophylaxis following Sharp injuries
  • Mock drills (Hand rub technique, Scrubbing, Gloving and Gowning, HAZMAT, and Blood spills)
  • Presentation of monthly infection control data
  • Mannequins-based training for HAI
  • Updated guidelines – CDC, WHO, BMW, and Environmental safety
  • NABH Guidelines 5th edition – Hospital Infection Control
Program Schedule


  • Dr. Vijay Mohan – Sr. Consultant - Internal Medicine at CARE Hospitals, Nampally
  • Dr. Masood Mohammed – Consultant - Critical Care at CARE Hospitals, HITEC city
  • Mr. Rajeev Chourey, Vice President – Quality & Accreditation at CARE Group of Hospitals
  • Dr. Ranga Reddy Burri - IFCAI President
  • Dr. M.S. Ratnamani – Consultant Microbiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Banjara Hills
  • Dr. Mustafa Afzal – Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at CARE Hospitals, Nampally
  • Dr. R. Sukanya - Infection control Practitioner in Bangalore
  • Prof. Sangeeta Sharma (DSPURD)
  • Dr. Aruna Poojary – HOD - Dept of Pathology & Microbiology at Breach Candy Hospital
  • Dr. Sanjeev Singh - Medical Director Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Delhi-NCR
  • Dr. Venkat Raman Kola, Clinical Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Yashoda Hospitals

Potential Participants

  • Clinicians & Doctors - Any speciality
  • PG Students in Medical \ Surgical specialties
  • Nursing managers \ Nursing staff\ Nursing educators
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Quality coordinators
  • Healthcare management professionals

Course Fee

Doctors \ Clinicians Rs. 3500 /- Register Now
Nurses\ICN Rs. 2500 /- Register Now
Quality managers & Administrators Rs. 3000/- Register Now

Lead Sponsors

Becton, Dickinson, and Company

Sanmed Healthcare


Sirmaxo Chemicals Pvt. Ltd


Raman & Weil Pvt Ltd

Contact Details

Dr. Mustafa Afzal, Organizing Secretary
Mobile: +91-9848793181
Landline: 040 3041 7518
Email: dr.mustafa.afzal@carehospitals.com
CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad
Ms. Spoorthy Vanga: 7095882277
Email ID: secretariat@ifcai.in

Hampshire Plaza Hotel, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad

8th and 9th June 2023

Program Schedule