SRINAGAR: The Divisional Covid Control Room Kashmir provided training to 51 Medical Officers (MOs) from all districts in the valley to prepare basic health response systems at Panchayat level.
The two-day training program organized at the Institute of Hotel Management in Rajbagh by the DCCRK has been successfully completed here.
During the program, participants were made aware of the medical and non-medical procedures to adopt when caring for covid-positive patients.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director of Health Services of Kashmir said the training program was organized to provide training of trainers in which 51 doctors from all districts were selected to deliver training to other health workers/frontline workers in their districts.
The training program has been organized to restart the Panchayat Covid care centers where covid patients who do not have adequate facilities available for home isolation will be isolated.
He said officers received training on covid testing, installing oxygen concentrators, using oximeters in addition to monitoring temperature and other vital signs.
He said that ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and Social Welfare Department staff will be trained in the districts to ensure smooth running of PCCCs.
Meanwhile, the director called on the general public to follow the CAB to help the administration control the spread of the virus.
He also said that the administration is taking all measures and is fully prepared to contain the spread of the disease in the valley.
Later, Epidemiologist Kashmir Talat Jabeen shared his experience regarding the management of Covid-19 patients at all levels of healthcare.
Resource persons Dr Umar Nazir and Dr Rouf Hussain Rather shared their expertise and knowledge with the participants through two power point presentations for the care of Covid-19 patients.
At the end, a question-and-answer session took place where all the questions raised by the participants were resolved.