Govt issues advisory for human resource management of COVID-19
The advisory provides guidance to the state on the human resource that can be mobilised for COVID-19 management
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an advisory for human resource management for COVID-19. It states that while there is no evidence to widespread community transmission, 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots have been identified. The containment measures to break the cycle of transmission and clinical management of those affected would require large human resource (HR).
The advisory provides guidance to the state on the human resource that can be mobilised for COVID-19 management along with possible role assignments and their training requirements. The major areas where enhanced deployment of HR is required are surveillance (supervisory management of containment operations at grass root level, Laboratory testing, Collection, collation and dissemination of data and risk communication), Clinical management (critical care management SARI cases in ICUs, Patient transportation and referral, Cleaning, disinfection and waste management), Management of quarantine, isolation facilities, logistics and supply chain management and Pyscho Social Care.
For capacity building, it mentions that such identified HR needs to be trained online using online training programs developed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). These trainings will be designed to suit requirement of each and every section of healthcare worker involved in the containment operations.
Each State will identify and designate a Nodal officer for Training who will coordinate all training activities in the State. v. MoHFW will conduct trainings of Master trainers of organizationsfrom where field staff is being deployed. Responsibility of further dissemination will be that of concerned institution.