Medical specialists from the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Texas and the University of Illinois in the United States on Sunday provided online training to several hundred doctors in Jharkhand on the intensive care, the preparation of pediatric intensive care units and treatment protocols to fight against a possible third Covid. wave and epidemic of the virus in children.
The webinar participants were pediatricians working in medical schools and public hospitals, district hospitals, malnutrition treatment centers, special newborn care units, newborn stabilization units, doctors and pediatricians who will be assigned to the 28 new Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) across Jharkhand.
The webinar titled âInternational PICU and Critical Care Training Symposiumâ was organized by Women Doctors Wing, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Jharkhand in association with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Jharkhand. The webinar was opened by Banna Gupta, Minister of Health of Jharkhand.
Welcoming guests, Dr Bharti Kashyap, President of the Women Doctors Wing, IMA Jharkhand, said it was the first time that such an international webinar has been held where specialists from top medical schools in the United States would share their ideas and perspectives on tackling a possible third wave of Covid that is expected to hit several lakh children in Jharkhand.
Dr Yonca Bulut, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Dr Ravi Kashyap, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois College provided essential contributions and expertise procedures to the doctors of Jharkhand. of Medicine, USA and Dr Pooja Kashyap, Pediatric Cardiologist, Director of the Congenital Adult Program and Assistant Professor, University of Texas, USA.
Dr Bharti Kashyap urged that respiratory conditions and heart problems in children caused by Covid infection also be included in the national Ayushman Bharat health protection program, in order to provide relief to low-income groups.
“It is very necessary to set up state-of-the-art common pathology laboratories, capable of providing diagnostic test results as quickly as possible, to be set up for each group of 3 to 4 care units intensive pediatric treatment, to ensure prompt diagnosis, prompt treatment and care for all children affected by Covid, âsaid Dr Kashyap.