On September 9 Jaipur, Dr. Raghu Sharma, Minister of Medical and Health, launched the Antara Injectable Contraceptive E-Training Module to ensure continuance in family welfare training programs during the Corona time.
The Medical Minister said an intra-injectable e-training module has been developed to give training programs through distant locations in remote areas while he was inaugurating the module at a state-level virtual program conducted by SIHFW (State Institute of Health and Family Welfare). He said that the service provider on the ground could be easily taught for using this module.
Antara Injectable Contraceptive was included in the contraceptive measures under the National Family Welfare Program in 2016, according to the Health Minister. In Rajasthan, services for the novel contraceptive Antara Injectable Contraceptive began in July 2017 under the family welfare programs. These services are now available to service providers like doctors and nurses for the sub-health center level. He stated that Antara has been used as a contraceptive by 3.35 lakh women in the state so far.
Such an experiment is urgently required
According to Dr. Sharma, the Institute of Health and Family Welfare has trained over 229 service providers like doctors and nurses to master trainers between 2017 to 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, he states that SIHFW has created an intra-injectable e-training module for the first time in the country to make training smooth and effective. He believes that such new initiatives are needed in the time of emergency.
Technical help in Training Programmes
Shri Siddharth Mahajan, Medical Secretary, stated that the department attempts to make everything as simple as possible throughout the Corona crisis. DOIT provides technical assistance in all spheres, whether from hospital bed monitoring or to the provision of oxygen cylinders and concentrators. He said that the training system would become more pleasant in the coming days by using the budget of traditional training as a model similar to e-module.
Distance Training will be provided
Dr. OP Doria, the director of SIHFW, stated that health workers in remote villages will be trained using an e-module. This e-module contains 16 videos (in which 15 training modules and one video describe Antaraj App). These will be carried out at a distance mode (online training or VC).
Uniformity and consistency
The goal of this module, according to the Director of RCH “Dr. Laxman Singh Ola”, is to provide standardization and uniform quality of all training related to family welfare in the state, as well as to make online training more effective. Expertise, trainers, beneficiaries, doctors, and nursing staff provide feedback to help in preparing the program, said him. Project of Director-Family Welfare, Faculties of the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, and IPE-Global have all been involved in this.
Mr. Meghraj Singh Ratnu, Additional Mission Director, and other Medical Department officers were also there, while officers and workers from medical institutes across the state were connected by the virtual medium.