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Urinary catheters are used to manage urinary incontinence and retention, reducing postoperative bladder dysfunction related to anesthesia, surgery and immobility. Objective of our study was to study the complications of urinary catheterization in surgical patients and to assess the incidence of complications in relation to the period of urinary catheterization. To study the complications of urinary catheterization in surgical patients and to assess the incidence of complications in relation to the period of urinary catheterization. The study was conducted in the Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala. A total of 150 patients admitted in surgical ward were catheterized under aseptic conditions. The overall incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infection was found to be 20.7%. Complications were noticed majority in females in age group above 50 years. Catheter associated UTI was present predominantly in patients catheterized for duration of 6-10 days. The urinary tract of catheterized patients is highly susceptible to severe infection and is associated with varied microbiological etiology. Emphasis should be made on reducing the duration of catheterization to reduce the incidence of catheter-related UTI. The most common practices shall include hand hygiene, close drainage, aseptic insertion and catheter care along with daily cleanliness.