Funding for this research was provided by:
Oak Foundation (OCAY-15-547)
Received: 26 May 2020
Accepted: 9 October 2020
First Online: 21 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: An ethical approval for conducting this study was taken from Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) (Reference number 1017). Data used in this retrospective study were the anonymised routine microbiology laboratory results originating from Patan Hospital. These data were devoid of any patients’ identifying information. Further, the data used in this study were a part of routine surveillance for infection prevention and control at Patan Hospital. Thus, individual written informed consent was not required.
: All data used in this study were the anonymised microbiological data devoid of patients’ identification and personal information. Thus obtaining consent for publication is not applicable for this study. All authors consented for the publication of this research.
: The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.