“In view of current pandemic, CAHOCON 2020 has been postponed and will now be held in 2021 at Hotel Grand Hyatt Bolgatty, Kochi. The proposed conference dates are 9th, 10th & 11th April, 2021.”
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Hospitals have a commitment to patient safety - by providing the safest and best quality care to patients. In most healthcare facilities, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) plays a critical role in providing the items required to deliver quality patient care. To support infection control within the healthcare facility, the CSSD staff members must be well-trained, competent and committed to "doing what's right" every step of the way. This means ensuring that shortcuts are not taken and that processes and practices are consistently followed. The consistent provision of quality disinfection and sterilization services can be a monumental task; however, it is a vital link in providing safer healthcare.

To pursue these objectives CAHO and 3M invites you to participate in the CSSD Awards that recognize the excellence in CSSD Practices


Hospital CSSD that delivers quality disinfection and sterilization services by following the CAHO & 3M Sterilization Checklist. The audit process will help hospitals improve compliance towards best practices.


Awards & Certifications based on CAHO CSSD Guidelines tailored for Indian Hospitals in following categories -

  1. Private Hospitals
  2. Small Hospitals – 10-100 Beds
  3. Medium Hospitals – 100 – 300 Beds
  4. Large Hospitals – 300+ Beds
  1. Public Hospitals
  2. All Hospitals – 100+ Beds


Last date for Submission - 20th Feb, 2020

Awards and Certification announcement during valedictory function on 19th July, 2020