The Turkish Court of Auditors analyzed the planning of the activities carried out by public health centers for the prevention, surveillance and control of nosocomial infections with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of contagion and "enhance the efficiency and effectiveness "policies.

Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, who ruled from 1993 to 2000 died on June 17 due to a hospital infection that affected his cardiovascular health. This situation, coupled with the increase in infant deaths for the same cause, put the issue on the agenda of the media.

Turks auditors analyzed 812 health facilities and found that "the proportion of infections acquired in health care settings is between 5% and 15%."

Nosocomial infections are a threat not only to patients, especially for those with "more advanced cases" (such as newborns, premature babies, grandparents and cancer patients or AIDS), but also the staff.

The report also contends that such situations create "increased duration of hospitalization, treatment costs and loss of work."

How to fight it? With antibiotics. However, the Court of Auditors found that "in most hospitals they do not have guides or defined objectives" regarding the use of drugs nor are they "provides training for doctors" on them.