JAMMU, Dec 24: Keeping in view the ongoing COVID scenario, a 3-day workshop in critical care services began today at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.
The workshop was organized by the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care to further upgrade the critical care services. During the workshop, the critical care experts from all over India shall be deliberating with the delegates regarding the best critical care guidelines.
Dr Simant Jha from Society of Critical Care Medicine based in the United States is the chief coordinator for this program. Faculty from AIIMS New Delhi, RIMS Ranchi Manipal Hospital Bangalore, Apollo Hospital Bhubaneswar, GB Pant Hospital New Delhi and PSRI Delhi shall be providing latest guidelines on various aspects in Critical Care like ventilation strategies, sepsis acute coronary syndrome etc. Delegates from various Medical Colleges in Jammu like GMC Jammu and GMC Kathua, NH Kakryal, Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar and other peripheral hospitals are also participating in the workshop.
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal and Dean GMC Jammu. While inaugurating the workshop, Dr Shashi exhorted the delegates to upgrade their skills in critical care management for better patient care and be prepared to face challenges in view of the prevailing circumstances due to COVID- 19 pandemic.
She said that training programmes in any institution should be a continuous process in order to have the latest skills and to provide the best possible health care services to the people and asked the organizers to continue with these training in future also. She further said that GMC Jammu is going to start a specialty based ICU for which trained manpower is required.
Dr Anita Vig Kohli, president ISA Jammu, which is the course coordinator emphasized the need for more departments to be brought into loop of critical care keeping in view ongoing COVID and particularly Omicron variant.
Dr Anjali Mehta, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology is the organizing secretary of the workshop. It is pertinent to mention here that the first day of the event witnessed around 60 participants.