The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has mandated NIPI New-Born Project to provide technical support for revision and harmonization of various child health training package for the country. As a follow up to this, a pilot testing of the training package for Emergency triage and treatment (ETAT) and Care of Sick Children was organised at Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital (KSCH), Lady Harding Medical College, Delhi from 3rd to 7th October 2016. This package has been developed by the technical experts of the country led by KSCH, towards harmonisation of child health training packages initiated by Child Health Division, MOHFW. The content has been updated with reference to most recent guidelines and recommendations made by WHO.
Twenty doctors, mostly paediatricians, positioned at District Hospitals and as Medical College Faculty participated in the pilot training. The teaching faculty of the paediatrics department in Kalawati Saran Children Hospital facilitated the training with emphasis on skill building through ‘hands on’ practice session. The pilot training is supported by NIPI-Newborn Project and WHO-India country office. At the inaugural of the pilot, Dr.P.K. Prabhakar, Deputy Commissioner, Child Health, MoHFW, described it as an important step towards reducing under five mortality by improving the quality of care and emergency management of children at public health facilities.
Inaugural of pilot training by Director LHMC & Dep.Commissioner (CH), MOHFW
Participants & facilitators at Skill stations for Basic Life Support