About 1020 people from four districts including Vadodara are receiving ventilator care training in three centers of Vadodara
Corona positive patients need ventilator care for survival in serious problems including respiratory distress when the disease becomes severe. State government has planned to purchase a large number of ventilators.
Operating a ventilator is a very demanding task and it requires thorough training of the human resources of the health department for its smooth operation.
The state government has entrusted the responsibility to State Health and Family Welfare Institute at Ajwa road to train people to operate the ventilators. Regarding this, the Director of this institute, Dr. J.O. Madhuk has organized a one day ventilator care orientation training for health workers, including doctors, in 30 centers across the state, including three in Vadodara.
The session consists of both the theoretical and practical training of skillful management of lifeguard ventilators are being provided. During this arrangement has been made for the trainees to keep distance.
Dr. Madhak said that so far 4571 staff including 1441 Medical Officers of State Health Service, 364 Ayush Medical Officers, 193 Dentists and 2576 Physiotherapists and staff nurses have been trained to operate ventilators in various centers.
In Vadodara Sayaji Hospital, Gotri Hospital and Ajwa Road are the three training centres. Apart from Vadodara at these urban training centers, an estimated 1020 health workers from Panchamahal, Mahisagar and Dahod districts are get training to operate ventilators.
Trainer Dr. Ritesh Shah said, the first task is to remove ventilator fear from the patient’s mind and telling the importance of the ventilator in critical care. The trainees are get training about ventilator role in the patient’s survival, the method of use and the precautions to be taken while using it.
The training is being supported by experienced physicians of the leading private hospitals like Sterling Hospital, Rhythm Hospital, Spandan Hospital, HCG Hospital and the expert support of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Vadodara. The training will help in treating the patients more effectively.