Central Sterile Supplies Department (CSSD):
The Central Sterile Supplies Department caters to the need for sterile materials for patient care, laboratory use and research in the entire hospital, the health centers and non-clinical departments. The main supply includes syringes, needles, IV sets, gloves, caps, masks, disposable aprons, dressing materials and treatment trays. Treatment trays and dressing materials are prepared, packed and sterilized in the CSSD before being supplied to various user areas. In addition, prepared and packed items like linen, instruments, syringes, solutions etc, from operation theatre and wards are also received and sterilized.
The CSSD has a floor area of 12,000 sq feet and is located on the ground floor of the Pharmacy Block at the rear of the Hospital complex. The working hours of the CSSD are from 7-30 AM to 9-00 PM. The major work is done by the staff between 7-30 AM and 5-00 PM. A couple of staff are posted for supply of emergency needs of the wards after office hours up to 9-00 PM.