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The Fisrt Antimicrobial Isolator with Copper Surfaces in The Balkans Was Opened in The Reanimation of Tokuda Hospital

18 april 2013

The first antimicrobial isolator in the Balkans, equipped with copper surfaces for prevention of infections was officially opened today in the Intensive Care Unit of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.

The Vice-Ministers of Healthcare in Bulgaria Lidiya Neycheva, Master of Pharmacy and Dr. Miroslav Nenkov were official guests of the event. This way Tokuda Hospital Sofia is already in the Global Register of the hospitals with contemporary antimicrobial policy and will be included in a multi-centric research for control of the hospital-acquired infections.

The antimicrobial copper room will decrease significantly the risk of infection during treatment in the Intensive Care Unit and will help for reducing the reanimation period after surgical treatment. The application of the metal in the most frequently touched surfaces in the hospital room destroys the structure of the bacterial cells and they die.

‘I welcome the initiative for the opening of antimicrobial isolator in Tokuda, which is very important step in limiting the hospital-acquired infections. For every specialist – anesthesiologist the most important is the safety of the patient during his treatment in the ICU’- the Vice-Minister of Healthcare Dr. Miroslav Nenkov said.

‘Every hospital institution strives to limit the hospital-acquired infections, and that’s why I hope that more hospitals will have such structure available’ added also Dr. Nenkov.

As part of the event Dr. Georgi Simeonov, Head of the Anesthesiology and ICU Department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia presented data for decreasing the risk of internal hospital infections with 99% as a result of the copper surfaces equipment in the isolator. Decreasing the length of the stay in the ICU has huge social and economical effect first for the patient, then for the hospital, and therefore – for the whole society.

‘The complex approach is most important for providing the safety of the patients. The prevention and control of the hospital-acquired infections are in our hands’- Dr. Antonina Korcheca, Head of Hospital Hygiene and Epidemiology Department in Tokuda Hospital Sofia said unconditionally.

The special hospital isolator is a unique structure for the Balkan Peninsula, which was opened in the Japanese Hospital together with the Hellenic Copper Development Institute – responsible for funding of the antimicrobial room building. Manufacturer of the copper alloys are the metal factory SofiaMed and the products are made by CodKey International. Main priority of the consortium is the promotion of copper and its role for enhancing the human health.  

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51B Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Blvd., Sofia, 1407 (if you drive, the entrance is from Atanas Dukov str.)

The hospital has a parking lot for patients and visitors. The first 30 min. are free of charge, every next hour is 3BGN/hrs.
IMPORTANT! Have in mind that the parking lot is very busy Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. The hospital team will appreciate if those whose health condition allow, take the drop off option without parking or use other transport means or alternative parking lots in the area.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120

Metro lines: You can get off at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station and walk to the hospital.

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From the Central Railway Station

Bus: take bus #305 and get off at Romanian Embassy stop, then transfer to bus #120 to Tokuda Hospital stop.

Metro: Take metro line Nadezda-Lozenetz and get off either at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station, then walk to the hospital.