COVID-19 Response Training unit in Madhya Pradesh

Pre COVID:

The SCHOOL MP team has been historically working closely with National Health Mission Madhya Pradesh, especially supporting the Urban Health Division. The team based at state and districts is supporting strengthening of health systems in Urban areas with special focus on establishment and supporting implementation of Robust Referral mechanism, in 10 bigger cities of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from these they had supported conduction of health camps especially for elderly, where apart from health other departments and local NGOs / private providers come together, envisaging a platform for age friendly initiatives in city.

Summary of Our Response to COVID in MP:

COVID times brought a major burden on health system for quick responsiveness and preparedness. The SCHOOL team worked hand on hand with the National Health Mission in the response activities. The SCHOOL initiatives were focussed on not only on supporting the state level response but contributed potentially to strengthen the community level responsiveness to COVID, in all the 66 Urban Local Bodies across the state.

Establishing COVID -19 response training Unit in Madhya Pradesh

The main stay of the COVID -19 response was capacity building. With gatherings for meetings / trainings prohibited; orienting health workers was a major challenge. Also, the frontline workers were the most important cadre that was involved in community response, but they neither had any orientation nor any experience in this field. SCHOOL was assigned responsibility by the Deputy Director Urban Health to find the way out to orient the health staff and equip them on all the response related knowledge areas. In response to the demand SCHOOL established a COVID-19 response training unit in Madhya Pradesh. The team took following steps to ensure that front line workers across state are trained and

equipped on various aspects of COVID-19 response:

Content or the Topics Covered in Modules

For Facility Staff:

What is COVID-19 and how does it transmit?

  • COVID-19 –precaution and Symptoms
  • Tips for using a mask and a sanitizer
  • Hospital infection prevention and control including use of masks and
  • Biomedical waste management.
  • Protection of health care workers from acquiring COVID-19.

Front Line Worker (ANM & ASHA):

  • What is COVID-19 and how does it transmit?
  • COVID-19 –precaution and Symptoms
  • Supporting community surveillance process (Early identification and reporting)
  • Strengthening community linkage with public health services on preparedness, prevention, and control
  • (Home quarantine, home care, stigma and discrimination) including community / family support systems.
  • Enhancing uptake of response and control of public health measures (safe behaviours and social distancing measures and early self-reporting if symptoms develop) and tracking and addressing of rumours and misinformation.
  • Protection of health care workers from acquiring COVID-19.

 

Output:

The total of 3278 Health Workers which included 75 facility staff and 3203 ASHS workers across all Urban Local Bodies were trained. The below take gives the district wise break up of trained staff:

The total of 3278 Health Workers which included 75 facility staff and 3203 ASHS workers across all Urban Local Bodies were trained. The below take gives the district wise break up of trained staff: