Central Sterile Supply Department


The CSSD at JSS Hospital is responsible for dispensing sterile supply items daily for an average of 1800 patients( Inpatients + Out patients put together).The department comprises of well-trained technicians, staff nurse, practical nurse and support personnel who work together to assure that patients receive the right and highest quality of sterilization care round the clock.

The CSSD centralizes the sterile processing activities in which reusable medical devices, surgical instruments are processed and issued for diagnostic / surgical procedures using professional expertise while maintaining consistently high standards of quality and efficiency.

The Department’s goal is to ensure optimal decontamination of all instruments and equipment received in CSSD to re-process, sterilize and replenish all sterile goods to all departments as per hospital policy.

Sterilization is done by the following methods

  • Moist heat sterilization (Autoclave).
  • Ethylene oxide sterilization.
  • Plasma sterilization.

Key features

Decontamination, packing, sterilization of reusable medical devices, surgical instruments and equipment’s and their distribution for use in clinical areas within the hospital.