JAMMU, December 24: Given the ongoing COVID scenario, a 3-day ICU workshop kicked off today at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.
The workshop was organized by the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care to further improve intensive care services. During the workshop, critical care experts from across India will discuss with delegates the best guidelines for critical care.
Dr. Simant Jha of the US-based Society of Critical Care Medicine is the chief coordinator of this program. Professors from AIIMS New Delhi, RIMS Ranchi Manipal Hospital Bangalore, Apollo Hospital Bhubaneswar, GB Pant Hospital New Delhi and PSRI Delhi will provide the latest guidance on various aspects of intensive care, such as ventilation strategies , acute septic coronary syndrome, etc. Delegates from various medical schools in Jammu like GMC Jammu and GMC Kathua, NH Kakryal, Gandhi Nagar government hospital and other peripheral hospitals also participate in the workshop.
The workshop was opened by Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Director and Dean of GMC Jammu. At the opening of the workshop, Dr Shashi urged delegates to improve their critical care management skills for better patient care and prepare for the challenges given the current circumstances due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
She said that training programs in any institution should be an ongoing process in order to have the latest skills and to provide the best possible health care services to the people and asked the organizers to continue such trainings in the future. also. She added that GMC Jammu will launch a specialized intensive care unit for which a skilled workforce is required.
ISA Jammu President Dr Anita Vig Kohli, who is the course coordinator, stressed the need to bring more departments into contact with intensive care taking into account the ongoing COVID and in particular the Omicron variant.
Dr Anjali Mehta, associate professor of anesthesiology is the organizing secretary of the workshop. It is relevant to mention here that the first day of the event saw around 60 participants.