Delhi Govt brings Omnicuris onboard for skill upgradation of Delhi doctors
Constant skill upgradation critical to help doctors address the country’s evolving disease burden
Leading online CME platform Omnicuris has collaborated with Delhi Medical Council to help provide free of cost medical skill upgradation to Delhi's government doctors through online modules and courses. Under the initiative, Omnicuris has been selected as Delhi government's official partner for online CMEs.
The announcement was made today at a conclave inaugrated by Satyendra Kumar Jain, Delhi Health Minister; Savitha Kuttan, CEO of Omnicuris, and Dr Arun Kumar Gupta, President of Delhi Medical Council. The conclave focused on solutions to address the knowledge as well as practice skill gap for both private and public doctors.
Regular Continued Medical Education (CME) is an important requirement for doctors to help them stay abreast with the latest developments -- conceptual as well as technological -- in their fields. CMEs are a crucial source of skill upgradation and sharpening of knowledge for doctors and is critical to their perfomance in delivering quality healthcare. However, for heavily loaded government doctors practicing in overcrowded public hospitals, attending regular CMEs becomes challenging. Online CME courses allow doctors to access latest modules in their respective fields through the digital medium at a space and time of their convenience.
Launched in 2016, Omnicuris is a leading online CME provider that has been upskilling doctors. So far over 1 lakh doctors have accessed online CME modules offered by Omnicuris. These doctors are spread in both the private as well as in the public sectors across various NHM (National Health Mission) priorities which include – NCDs, infectious diseases, maternal and child health etc. Omnicuris offers free of cost courses in 10 specialties across medicine and has partnerships with over 35 medical associations. By going digital for lectures, Omnicuris boosts its reach to doctors across the country including in smaller towns and rural areas irrespective of their geographic locations or travel budgets. Healthcare providers and presenters should consider these benefits for their forthcoming classes as online CME is becoming more and more commonplace within the medical community.
“We are very happy to work in collaboration with the Delhi Government and DMC. Through this association, we will be able to spread our reach among a larger number of doctors practicing in the national capital. Making regular CME available to all practicing doctors is an important element of improving our overall healthcare delivery. Quality online CME modules make it convenient for busy doctors access this important element of continuous medical education. It is crucial to enable them adhere to the most updated medical practices, drug prescription as well as surgical methodologies. With our disease burden constantly evolving and new features being added constantly to existing medical knowledge, continuous skill upgradation becomes very important for all doctors. We have already started working towards achieving our aims to reach 2.5 lakh doctors by the end of 2019, with a special focus on Eastern, North Eastern states,” said Savitha Kuttan, CEO of Omnicuris.