Training programme for Medical Officers inaugurated
By Express News Service | Published: 12th July 2013 11:55 AM |
A first-of-its-kind programme in the government health sector, a certificate course in evidence-based diabetes management (CCEBDM), was inaugurated here on Thursday by Health Minister V S Sivakumar.
A joint initiative of the National Rural Health Mission and Public Health Foundation of India, the one-year training programme will train as many as 125 government medical officers.
The NRHM and the Public Health Foundation of India had signed an MoU for the training.
Selected government medical college faculty will act as the regional faculty and this training will be imparted through the five government medical colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur and Kozhikode.
NRHM has already done the TOT training for ten faculty members from government medical colleges. The objective of the programme is to train health service doctors on evidence-based diabetes care. The Health Department will make use of these trained doctors to conduct diabetes clinics at government hospitals. PHFI will deliver this course in association with Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Centre, Chennai.
The one-year CCEBDM training will have 12 modules and 12 contact programmes. One contact programme each will be held every month, which will cover one module.
This programme’s first contact classes will begin this month.