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Bengal ties up with S’pore to impart knowledge of advanced critical care

 Pradip Chatterjee |  2015-12-30 22:20:36.0  |  Kolkata

Bengal ties up with S’pore to impart knowledge of advanced critical care

In a unique initiative the state government has tied up with the Singapore government to impart knowledge of advanced critical care among the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff members at different Critical Care Units (CCU), Intensive Care Units (ICU) and High Dependency Units (HDU) of the state run hospitals. 

The concept was the brain child of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who took up the proposal with the senior officials of health ministry in Singapore while touring the country last year. She invited them to come here and conduct trainings among doctors and paramedical staff to equip them in handling patients in the critical care units. 

The Singapore government responding to Chief Minsiter’s appeal had agreed to hold training camps here in Kolkata. 

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the state and Singapore government at the Bengal Global Summit last year. 

A senior official in the state health department said that Singapore has the one of the best expertise in critical care management. 

The training programme has already been started at Bijoygarh where the doctors and technicians from Singapore have been training the doctors and paramedical staff here and sharing their knowledge and expertise. A senior health department official in the state believes that the training programme will immensely benefit the doctors, nurses and technicians who take care of ICUs, CCUs and HDUs at different hospitals.

The main purpose of the new initiative was to train the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who perform their duty at the CCUs, ICUs and HDUs of all the state run hospitals. Doctors and technical staff will have best of knowledge in their respective fields to treat the patients in a better way. 

An official in the health department said that the course will be divided in 6-7 modules which will be covered in six months. Medical officers from various hospitals will be trained in rotational shifts. Each module will be conducted in 7 days. 

The trainings will be imparted separately among the medical officers, nurses and technicians. The experts from Singapore will share their knowledge with the city doctors.

The doctors and paramedical staff will be taught how to handle and treat the patients undergoing treatment in the CCUs, ICUs, HDUs in a better way.

Director of Health services Dr Biswaranjan Satpathy said: “We have chalked out a comprehensive plan to impart knowledge among our doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in which the Singapore government has agreed to exchange their expertise. The programme has already been started at a hospital in Bijoygarh. 

The experts from Singapore are attending the training camps. The programme will make our medical officers and paramedical staff aware about the advanced critical care in a better way. 

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