The ministry of health is organising online training in ventilatory management for chest physicians and physicians in internal medicine on an online platform on Monday.
MUMBAI: Several city doctors are going back to school to get updated with skills and knowledge on Covid-19 clinical management.
Like, the ministry of health is organising online training in ventilatory management for chest physicians and physicians in internal medicine on an online platform on Monday. The state’s Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will hold a physical training session for health car staff of government hospitals soon. A session is scheduled at St George Hospital on Sunday.
A doctor managing DMER’ssession said that they will extending the training to doctors of public hospitals who specialise in other fields. “The idea is to prepare everyone for the outbreak. Doctors are worried about exposing themselves and their families to the virus. We have to help clear their doubts, and equip them with safety guidelines,” said the doctor.
Dr VA Sajit Babu, a consulting chest physician from Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, said they are learning online from experiences of doctors treating Covid-19 patients in Italy, South Korea. “There are standard operating procedures approved by WHO and ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)… European doctors who have treated patients share their experiences on these webinars. Though we are all learning at this stage, they have treated more patients,” he said. The Indian Chest Society too is part of global summits, where experiences are shared, he added.
Webinars and online training offered by associations in the country and globally are best to follow, said Dr Rohan Sequeira, consultant cardio-metabolic physician at Jaslok Hospital. “Many international universities, too, have started holding training sessions on patient management and on developing research in Covid-19 management,” said Dr Sequeira