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Bengaluru, Jan 15: Karnataka has successfully leveraged know-how within the battle towards Covid-19 pandemic and about 2.5 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been educated by means of on-line platforms to date.
Efficient use of know-how to battle towards the pandemic is mannequin to the complete nation, Well being and Medical Schooling Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar mentioned on Saturday.
He was talking after inaugurating the digital coaching program being performed in affiliation with StepOne for about 10,000 medical, dental and ayush college students to coach them in residence isolation care.
Through the first wave, he mentioned it was vital to supply coaching to healthcare employees in regards to the new virus. However as a consequence of lockdown and different causes when it was not possible to conduct bodily coaching, the State Authorities succeeded in coaching about 2.5 lakh healthcare and entrance line workers although on-line with the assistance of RGUHS.
Even the Central Authorities has appreciated Karnataka’s efforts to leverage know-how, the minister mentioned.
StepOne has partnered with State Authorities in mobilising volunteers and docs and coaching them in tele-triaging. This has led to efficient residence isolation care in Karnataka.
“Even Niti Ayog has appreciated the house isolation course of in Karnataka and the know-how deployed for it. Medical college students, docs of Well being Division and college of medical schools have performed an important position in residence isolation administration,’’ mentioned Dr Sudhakar.
10,000 medicos deployed
“Now we have a course of to recurrently monitor the well being of these beneath residence isolation. We’re utilising the providers of about 10,000 medical, dental and ayush college students. About 500 consultants are supporting the system,’’ the minister mentioned.
He defined that through the second wave, about 1.33 crore tele-consultations had been finished together with 42.57 lakh physician consultations. About 36,000 individuals had been offered psychological well being counseling.
“A number of individuals search hospitalisation as a consequence of panic, even when they’re asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. If correct counselling is offered although telephone, we are able to cut back pointless burden on our well being infrastructure,’’ he added.