VADODARA: The Medical College, Baroda, will begin preparing undergraduate students for the third wave of Covid-19 from Monday onwards. The college has already conducted a round of training programmes to prepare senior and intern doctors for the future wave.
So far, residents and interns have been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19. All undergraduate students have been instructed to remain present for the training programme that will cover first, second and third year MBBS students from Monday to Friday.
The training programme includes clinical management of Covid-19 cases, Covid management in pregnancy and safe delivery, paediatric care in third wave, oxygen therapy and ventilatory management for adult patients, sample collection and transport for diagnosis, infection prevention and control, biomedical waste management, post Covid-19 rehabilitation and hands-on training.
“We will be providing hands-on training to students by taking them to all the ICUs of the college for seven days,” said Dr Mohua Moitra, professor of community medicine and a member of the epidemic intelligence unit of the Covid task force formed by the state government to tackle the third wave.
She said that almost everybody starting from professors to first year students, nurses to medical officers already had their brush with Covid-19 during the first and second wave.
“But these training programmes are to bridge the gaps in the theoretical aspects and hands-on training in ICUs. For instance, how distilled water should be used in ventilators and oxygen cylinders to reduce the risk of black fungus,” she said.
“This training programmes are for holistic preparedness for all faculties, departments and students so that everybody remains on their toes and don’t forget the skills that they have already learnt in the last one and a half year,” said another senior doctor.