With a focus at enhancing public health system, Dettol Banega Swasth India, in partnership with Wipro GE Healthcare India introduced training programme for front line health workers amidst the raging spread of COVID-19.
The integrated partnership programme is aimed at training 250+ health workers across the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand with on-ground support from Plan India and Jagran Pehel.
COVID-19 has resulted in disruptions in the supply of essentials and divided attention towards other healthcare facilities/support, away from vulnerable groups like women and children. Additionally, the public health support system assisting to fight back COVID-19 at the grassroots levels is weakening given these unprecedented challenges.
This initiative aims to equip ASHA workers, anganwadi workers, women health educators and allied front line health workers in India with technical support in infection prevention, best practices, as well as mobilisation support through Dettol BSI’s partners in the field.
Wipro GE Healthcare is the end-to-end training implementation partner, involved in content development, curriculum management and deploying experienced faculty for the programme.
According to a release, the participants will be trained on best practices in hygiene and infection prevention, DIY tools (e.g. making a mask, preparing sanitiser at home, etc.), personal safety and precaution guidelines, recommendations for home isolation and quarantine, myth-busting and overall mental health.
Adhering to the nationwide lockdown and social distancing norms, the participants are being trained digitally through a learning management system that features quizzes, videos, interactive tools, and additional reading materials, available to all participants.
“We are immensely proud to partner with RB and ‘Dettol Banega Swachh India’ initiative in enabling frontline healthcare workers strengthen their response to COVID-19. GE Healthcare’s long-standing experience in the healthcare industry has taught us that a bottoms-up approach to awareness, prevention and cure goes a long way in addressing a healthcare crisis of this scale. This partnership has allowed both organisations to come together and deploy their unique strengths in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to take this partnership from strength to strength and play our part in creating a healthier India,” said Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare.
Commenting on the partnership initiative, Gaurav Jain, Senior Vice President, South Asia, RB Health, said, “We hope that with this training, the community health and nutrition workers are better able to perform their field duties and carry out efficient screening and awareness activities to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to serve, educate, and partner with the aim of a healthier nation.”