H&FW launches ToTs in response to COVID-19

KOHIMA | Publish Date: 3/11/2020 9:56:39 AM IST

Directorate of Health and Family Welfare conducted state training of trainers (ToTs) in response to COVID-19 at the conference hall of H&FW department on Wednesday. 

In the keynote address principal director, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie stressed on the need to have preparedness and response plan in place by all the districts as a step up plan in response to COVID-19. Further, he said intensive awareness campaign will have to be carried out to send across correct information, dispelling myths, rumours and to allay the fears of the people with regard to COVID-19. He maintained that hand hygiene and respiratory etiquettes remain the cornerstone in prevention and control of COVID-19.  Topics included at the training was on infection prevention and control, environmental cleaning, disinfection and bio-medical waste management, clinical case management, risk communication & community engagement, hospital preparedness and non-pharmaceutical interventions.

Training was attended by the district level trainers of all the districts, the armed forces and the disaster response force. Mission director NHM gave the concluding remarks. Altogether, 81 participants attended the training programme.

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