Aligarh: Health workers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have pulled up their socks for a possibility of a third Covid wave gripping the country.
Assistant professors, senior resident doctors, resident doctors and nurses of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care are undergoing ten-day programmes in different slots for hands-on-training in ‘intubation procedures’. The training programme has been initiated on the advice of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
“We have already completed the first of the three training slots from June 21 to June 30 in which assistant professors and senior residents were given the necessary training. The next two batches of junior resident and nurses will continue their training for the next ten days,” said Prof QaziEhsan Ali, Chairman, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care.
He added that the training is the key step for our preparedness before a further uptick in Covid cases.
Prof Qazi pointed out that this first of its kind initiative at JNMC has become possible because of the timely logistics support extended to the Department by JNMC Principal, Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui.
Prof Shahid said that the best possible efforts are being made to train the health workers in intubation procedures and handling of ventilators, provided to JNMC through the Prime Minister’s Care Fund.
In the training programme, JNMC health workers from various specialties such as medicine, respiratory diseases, orthopaedics, cardiology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology and others are participating.
A Video Laryngoscope was also presented to DrHaiderHussaini (Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine) by the Prof Qazi. DrHaider received it as a gift for his excellent participation.