KMC to impart training to its Health dept employees
Kolkata: For the first time in its history Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will impart training to various categories of employees working in its health department to upgrade them.
Twenty two doctors who have joined KMC through Municipal Service Commission (MSC) joined the orientation course which was held at KMC headquarters on SN Banerjee Road on Thursday.
Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in Council (Health) has taken the initiative to impart training to the employees. "Unless the employees know about the functions of the department as well as the upgradation that has taken place in the medical world, it will not be possible for them to offer the best service to the people," he said adding: "The orientation classes will be held from time to time."
Dr Tapan Mukherjee, advisor, KMC's Health Department, Bijay Kar, City Tuberculosis officer and Debashis Biswas, chief vector control officer attended the orientation course.
The doctors who have joined KMC recently were taught about the functioning of the department along with the revised National Tuberculosis Control Police (RNTCP) and National Vector Borne Disease Control Police (NVBDCP). "Unless the doctors are informed about the various national policies on health-related issues, it will be difficult for them to run the department and provide genuine service to the people," Atin Ghosh said.
It may be mentioned that KMC's Health department has established itself as one of the finest department in controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the country. In national forums, senior officials of the Union Health ministry have over and again appreciated the action taken up by the department.
It may be mention that to provide better health facilities to people, KMC has engaged doctors on contractual basis in every ward where the doctors examine the patients and prescribe medicines free-of-cost. The civic authorities have also opened 15 dengue clinics in the city.