The precautionary measures against infections provided by hospitals must meet international standards. Organizations such as WHO and CDC have clear cut specifications regarding the hygiene and spread of infections. Patients should not go for hospitals that fail to meet the globally recognized standards. Sterilization of equipment before they are used is extremely important. So is the use of disposable syringes.
Similarly hospitals should provide ample mechanisms to protect their patients against seasonal infections like colds and coughs. There are various other infectious diseases against which the patient must be protected. Hospitals must have isolation facilities for patients affected by these diseases. Proper steps must be taken in order to stop contamination of these diseases.