The function of this unit is the sterilization of all instruments of wards and operating rooms. This is done by two 600-liter autoclaves. The autoclaves are fully automatic and are in accordance with medical school standards. All tools and equipment which are heat resistant are made sterile daily in several cycles before their use in hospital. In order to gauge the proper functioning of the devices, special tests are conducted daily. After they are delivered to the CSSD, all sets used for surgery or dentistry are thoroughly washed and disinfected by special solutions. Finally, the sets and instruments are packaged and autoclaved at 135 ° C for sterilization to wipe out all microorganisms, including HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis viruses.
It is worthy of mentioning that the department operates 24 hours a day.