Navy trains non-medical personnel to fight Covid-19

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New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Navy has prepared a training capsule for battlefield nursing assistants to train non-medical personnel to work as force multipliers in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Till date, 333 personnel have been trained in the Southern Naval Command.
“The Covid-19 core working group of the Southern Naval Command has prepared a training capsule for battlefield nursing assistants to train non-medical personnel will work as force multipliers in times of emergencies,” the Navy said on Saturday.
The core team, comprising the Command Medical Officer, the Commanding Officers of the INS Venduruthy and the naval hospital ship Sanjivani and the Command Training Officer have used the nursing assistant concept and developed a small capsule.
Basic concepts of hand hygiene, donning and doffing of personal protective equipment, concept of biomedical waste management and carriage of casualty have been covered simply for the non-medical personnel. Simple strategies for infection prevention have also been dealt with in this course.
–IANS
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