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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 228-230

Research Article

Study of Bacterial Colonization of Mobile Phones and Writing Pens of Doctors and Nurses in Surgical Department

Harshad Shankarlal Patel1, Parul C. Patel2, Sachin M. Patel3, Nidhi Sood4, Nehal Naik5

{1Assistant Professor, 5Professor, Department of Surgery}

{2,3Assistant Professor, 4Professor, Department of Microbiology}

GMERS Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Mobile phones and writing pens of health care worker can harbor nosocomial microorganisms. Cross sectional study was done to find out microorganism contamination rate of writing pens & mobile phones of Doctors and Nurses along with their antibiotic sensitivity at Surgery department of Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad. Doctors and Nurses both should be aware that they may carry pathogenic microorganism on their mobile phones and writing pens.