Amid 3rd wave concerns, special three months training for doctors, health workers

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 Jammu: With an objective to combat the spread of possible third wave, the Jammu and Kashmir government mulling to provide trainings to doctors, paramedical staff from top medical institution like AIIMS, PGI and SKIMS , Srinagar.

“The government is not only increasing facilities in the hospitals but also preparing train the staff for better services and better care of the patients,” an official source told The Dispatch.

“For this, the lists of health workers have been sought from medical colleges and district hospitals across the state. They will be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Srinagar for three months training. Along with doctors, paramedical and nursing staff will also be included in the training,” the sources informed The Dispatch.

The Jammu and Kashmir government had formed a committee of experts to monitor the third wave of corona and to make a plan to combat the spread.

“The committee, in its report, has suggested that there is a need to provide special training to the health workers working in intensive care units,” the sources said.

“There is a need to hone the talent of doctors, paramedical and nursing staff and technicians working in ICUs of government medical colleges, district hospitals and hospitals prepared by DRDO. They should be specially trained for this,” sources added.

After the recommendation of the committee, the Financial Commissioner of the Health Department, Atal Dulloo has written a letter to the Medical Colleges Jammu, Srinagar, Doda, Rajouri, Kathua, Baramulla and Anantnag.

The college administration has been asked to make a list of such health workers who can be given special training.

It has been said in this letter that these health workers will be given training at AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh and SKIMS Srinagar.

After the order, the medical superintendents and principals of medical colleges are engaged in making the list of staff.

A similar letter has also been written to the Director of Health, Jammu and Kashmir. It has also been said to provide training to health workers of district hospitals.

According to a senior health department official, the lists were asked to be prepared three days ago. This arrangement will benefit those employees who are not already trained.


More and more health workers will be trained: The Health Department is trying to train more and more health workers of the state’s hospitals. Efforts are to be made to start the training work soon. Not all health workers will be sent together for training.

The committee had given three suggestions: To avoid a possible third wave of corona infection and to handle the situation, the committee has given three suggestions to the government. All three have been implemented by the Administration and the Health Department. The first suggestion was to expand and strengthen the infrastructure facilities in hospitals. On the suggestion of the committee, the government has approved the formation of task forces in all the districts of the state to handle the destitute children from Corona. After this, the implementation of the suggestion of training health workers has started.





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