The money will be used to increase cleaning and disinfection efforts and encourage the use of a federal surveillance system that tracks HAIs, the story stated.
According to the story, Americans get 1.7 million HAIs a year, accounting for 99,000 deaths and a $90 billion increase in health care costs.
The state of Georgia
alone is set to receive about $844,000, with $242,000 of that money being delivered this week, the story noted.
Agencies must keep track of federal stimulus dollars and are required to report the number of jobs created or saved by that money, the story added.