Nagpur Municipal Corporation Health department with collusion with Tata Trusts had organised a Continuous Medical Education Program (CME) on Wednesday, at the training hall of Indira Gandhi Hospital, Nagpur. The aim of conducting the CME was to improve the health service for citizens of Nagpur.
Under this project, the better focus was given on the aspects such as providing individual specific treatment, reducing the out of pocket expenditure on the drugs and medicines.
This project has been designed with six cardinal components such as infrastructure upgradation, capacity building, process improvements, supply chain management and provisioning of diagnostic services through a centralised service.
Today, the proportion of non-communicable diseases has increased hugely and poorer households face the brunt of the changed disease profile as well. “Management of Diabetes Mellitus at Primary Healthcare Centres” is one of the important aspects that were discussed by expert of the sector – Dr. Rajashri Khot. Dr. Khot is a Professor in General Medicine, Government Medical College Nagpur.
Around 55 medical officers from Urban PHCs and Health Dispensaries of Nagpur Municipal Corporation had attended the CME. Different Zonal Medical Officers of Nagpur Municipal Corporation was also present for the event.
Health Officer Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Dr Sarita Kamdar conceptualised and anchored the entire training session. She informed that ‘it was a need of hour to prepare the workforce to tackle the issues around non communicable diseases’. She also suggested that more such events will be organised in the coming future.
Team members of Tata Trusts project management unit were also present during the event.