IGNOU trained staff to Run Health Wellness Clinics
The health department, in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), today started its study center at Civil Hospital where Certificate Course In Community Health Program will be taught.
Started under the Civil Surgeon Bathinda Dr HN Singh, the program saw special participation of state level nodal officer Dr Baljit Kaur assistant director and Dr Santosh Khetri director IGNOU.
State nodal officer Dr Baljit Kaur gave detailed information about the course. Regional director Dr Santosh gave information about the content of course. Program in-charge Dr Meenakshi Singla stated that health department was going to start Health Wellness Clinics at selectec sub centers. The staff, which would be deputed to work at these centers, will be imparted 6 months certification training by the IGNOU.
She added that those learners who will pass national test, will work as Community Health Officer (CHO) at these clinics. These CHOs will take details of the symptoms of diseases patients experience, get tests conducted and refer it to CHCs for further treatment. At CHCs the doctors will treat patient. Once the treatment has begun, CHOs will keep in touch with patients and give them information time to time. The CHOs will also follow up patient so that he or she gets well soon. These Health Wellness Clinics will act as a chain between patients and the District level Hospitals.
Prominent among others present included Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Kundan Kumar Pal, Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr SS Romana, district family welfare officer Dr Ravanjit Kaur Brar, SMO Dr SS Gill, program in-charge Dr Meenakshi Singla, District Mass Media officer Mr Jagtar Brar, principal Ms Kamal from GNM Training School Bathinda, all SMOs of ciivl hospital and others.