Jharkhand government is gearing up for the possible third ‘wave’ of the Covid pandemic. Its health department managers are not only selecting and training health care front line workers but also equipping them with the latest information, training and techniques, it is learnt.
The aim is to make these frontline workers gain Health Safety Cover for the rural population of the state.
Toward the same end, a programme has been undertaken. Billed as ‘Parivartan’, it is the result of collaboration between the Jharkhand government, the Prejha Foundation and HDFC Bank.
Through the same, health workers, Sahiya Didis, ASHA Didis are receiving appropriate training across the state. They are working to smoothen health services in the distant part of the state and make them more accessible. Nursing Kaushal Colleges run by Prejha foundation, in Chanho, Gumla and Chaibasa is providing training to health workers through a 15-day residential training programme.
Retired Indian Army Doctors and Health Professionals are also providing training to Jharkhand health workers.
In the training, information related to anatomy, infection control, epidemiology, vaccination, oxygen administration, injection, disinfection, nursing laboratory technology, first aid, physiotherapy, etc is being given.
The state government believes that introducing new techniques in the training process and handholding training using modern medical infrastructure will lead to improved service delivery in the rural and most distant parts of the state.
During the span of this 15-day training, health professionals are being taught every minute detail anticipated to be faced by them in the field. Also, our health workers are enthusiastically participating in the fight against Covid19 and getting equipped with modern medical techniques.
“This residential training program on field epidemiology for frontline health care workers is very intensive where frontline health care workers are being taught on identification and surveillance of diseases. They are being trained for guidelines on supervisory module for containment zone, door to door survey, contact tracing of COVID, waste management protocol and infection control practice”, said Dr Praveen Karn State Epidemiologist, Jharkhand govt.