NMC asks med colleges to strengthen infrastructure for COVID training, Health News, ET HealthWorld


NMC asks med colleges to strengthen infrastructure for COVID trainingThe National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued an advisory to all medical colleges institutions to strengthen infrastructure for COVID training and nomination of competent trainers.

The NMC has asked the medical colleges to establish a robust training framework across the country, to enable training on COVID-19 related topics, to mitigate any further surge of COVID.

“More than 120 lessons across 22 modules have been identified and several of these modules are clinical in nature and need onsite training,” the NMC said.

Further stated that all health professionals must undergo training and certification on these clinical topics, to ensure patient safety at all times.

“The skill laboratories of all medical colleges be utilized for the training and skill training and verification is envisaged at the level of COVID hospitals,” NMC added.

The commission also requested all states, Union Territories (UTs), medical colleges to nominate the relevant master trainers for the training to be conducted at the state/UT level and also asked to coordinate for conducting the training and building up the infrastructure before 31st August, 2021.

The training of trainers for the clinical courses will be conducted by AIIMS faculty and the schedule will be shared with all states and UTs.

Potential trainers can be retired doctors and specialists or available doctors with extensive experience, critical care nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and physiotherapists with adequate experience in handling critical equipment.

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