National Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities, MoHFW 2020 Training Modules

National Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities, MoHFW 2020 Training Modules

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has emerged as a global crisis that requires urgent action. Excessive antimicrobial use in human and animal medicine have selected multidrug-resistant microorganisms, which have led to untreatable infections, more in vulnerable patient populations. Healthcare facilities are high risk environments for the development and spread of drug resistance and frequently have the highest burden of multidrug resistant organisms.

Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is the 3rd strategic priority under India’s National action plan on AMR which was launched in April 2017. As a part of implementation of this strategic priority, National Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare facilities (NGIPC) have been developed by National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), MoHFW in collaboration with WHO Country Office India. The guidelines were released in January 2020 and shared with various stakeholders across the country. These are available at the following link:

These guidelines have been translated to training modules for utilization by Healthcare facilities and State Health Departments. State-specific guidelines and SOPs can be added as additional presentations.

Training Modules


Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities

Fundamentals of HAI

Infection Prevention and Control Programme

Procedures and practices for infection prevention and control

Control of Environment

Infection Prevention and Control in Special Units or Situations

Healthcare Associated Infections and their Surveillance

Management of HAI outbreaks

Preventing Infections among Healthcare Workers


We acknowledge the support provided by WHO India Country Office for translating the National Guideline for IPC in Healthcare Facilities, January 2020 into training modules. These draft training modules were finalized through an expert group meeting held on 8-10 November 2021 under Chairmanship of Director NCDC. The following technical experts participated in the meeting for finalizing the training modules:
  • 1Dr Mala Chhabra, Consultant Microbiology, ABVIMS, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
  • 2Dr Sidhartha Satpathy, HoD, Hospital Administration, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • 3Dr Geeta Mehta, Ex-Director Professor & HoD, Microbiology, LHMC, New Delhi
  • 4Dr Amit K. Mandal, Director, Pulmonology & Critical Care Fortis Hospital – Mohali, Punjab
  • 5Dr Anup R Warrier, Senior Consultant Infectious Disease, Aster Medcity Kochi, Kerala
  • 6Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya, Consultant Microbiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Kolkata
  • 7Nandini Krishnamurthi, CSSD Consultant,
  • 8Sandhya Raut, Sister Incharge, Infection Control, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • 9Dr Lata Kapoor, Joint Director & HoD, AMR Programme Unit & CBDDR, NCDC, New Delhi
  • 10Dr Anuj Sharma, Technical Officer, AMR/IPC, WHO Country Office for India, New Delhi
  • 11Dr Valan A Siromany, Public Health Specialist, CDC, India Country Office, New Delhi

Compiled & designed by:

  • 1Dr Chelsia Chelladurai, AMR Surveillance Project Officer, CBDDR, NCDC
  • 2Dr Anuja Gupta, IPC project Officer, CBDDR, NCDC
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