Delhi: In a first, Medical Council comes forward to train healthcare workers
"Training will make them aware of the basic health care needs of COVID-19 patients. This collaboration will try to overcome the scarcity of health care professionals with better utilisation of limited resources," it said.
Delhi: For the first time, the apex medical regulator of the national capital, Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has now donned the hat of a trainer in order to empower healthcare workers to fight ongoing COVID outbreak.
The Delhi Medical Council has collaborated with New Delhi district authorities to train community-based health care workers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, the DMC said under the Swasthyadhoot scheme, it will provide motivated and committed doctors to train community-based health care workers.
"Delhi Medical Council supports and collaborate with District Magistrate, New Delhi District initiative to train Community based Health Care Workers-SWASTHYADOOT for providing better health care management. Delhi Medical Council will provide motivated, committed doctors to team Community Based Health Care Workers."
"Training will make them aware of basic health care needs of COVID-19 patients. This collaboration will try to overcome the scarcity of health care professionals with better utilisation of limited resources," the state medical regulator said.
Dr Girish Tyagi, Secretary at State Medical Council said, "As cases of COVID-19 are on increase and government is planning to provide community-based isolation Centre/COVID care centre to manage asymptomatic/mild cases of COVID 19 who are admitted in these centres because of unavailability of adequate space at home."
Speaking to Medical Dialogues, Dr Arun Gupta, President DMC stated, "Qualified Health Cam professionals alone cannot provide health care services to the increasing number of COVID 19 patients so the role of these Swasthyadoot will be very important in providing health care services under the supervision of qualified doctors in form of vitals monitoring like Pulse, BP, Respiratory rate, Temperature, Basic hygiene practices, Management of patients daily routine, Recordkeeping, Tele consultation with doctors etc. These Swasthyadoot will enhance primary care access and benefit patients and the community.