Author: Badaruddin Allah Dino Memon, Gul Hassan Bhutto and Wajid Hussain Rizvi

Publishing Date: 2016

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 29 Issue 6


The aim of this study was to evaluate and assess the index of bacterial contamination in different wards of the Public Sector Hospital of Sukkur (Teaching) Pakistan; whether or not the air contamination was statistically different from the acceptable level using active and passive sampling. In addition to this main hypothesis, other investigations included: occurrence of the most common bacteria, whether or not the bacterial contamination in the wards was a persistent problem and identification of the effective antibiotics against the identified bacteria. The evidence sought based on the One Sample T test suggests that there is a (statistically) significant difference between the observed (higher) than the acceptance level (p<0.01), the result based on One-Way ANOVA suggests that the contamination problem was persistent as there was no significant difference among observed contamination of all three visits at (p>0.01) and the result of antibiotic susceptibility test highlights sensitivity and resistance level of antibiotics for the identified bacteria.

KEYWORDS: Airborne bacteria, air contamination, antibiotic sensitivity, active sampling, passive sampling.

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