Medical Education Department ramps up efforts to equip medical fraternity with latest cure techniques of covid-19
Conducting regular sessions for the betterment of patients
Chandigarh: Ramping up the efforts for the treatment and equip medical fraternity with latest techniques in the direction to cure COVID-19 patients, Department of Medical Education and research, Punjab has coordinated with PGI and initiated multi centric studies on the role of steroids and plasma therapy in patients.
Disclosing this here today, Spokesperson of the department said that after the efforts of the department, one patient in Patiala was motivated and he has donated plasma for COVID-19 patients. He said that various Medical Colleges of Punjab have coordinated efficiently for the first time to this scale and are working as a single cohesive force in tackling this new disease with full vigor. This team based approach is one of its kind and has gone a long way in saving lives of COVID-19 patients.
Spokesperson further said that an expert group was formed in Punjab wherein the experts in managing COVID 19 patients have been regularly discussing the cases on phones and on Video conference. The expert group has doctors from PGIMER, AIIMS, USA, UK, Canada, DMC Ludhiana, and all the three state Medical Colleges in Punjab. The deliberations by this group have gone a long way in improving the management of the patients and decreasing the mortality of the patients.
Informing about the initiative, he said that two expert sessions are being regularly conducted by Department of Medical Education and Research. Update Session for medical specialists and anaesthetists looking after mild to moderately sick COVID-19 patients (level ll), is being conducted every Thursday from 1-2 pm. The medical officers from peripheral hospitals present the cases which are discussed by Dr. Talwar, Dr. Bishav Mohan, Dr. Vishal Chopra, Dr. Ravinder Garg and Dr. R.P.S. Sibia and the doctors are advised accordingly.
Divulging further, Spokesperson said that update sessions for critical COVID-19 (level lll) patients for faculty of medical colleges and other level lll facilities physician and critical care experts/anaesthetists, is being conducted every Saturday from 7 to 8.30pm. Till today 21 sessions have been conducted on Thursday and Saturday and about 2390 doctors have participated in these sessions.
As the data and management of this new disease emerged world over the department has been doing best efforts to save the lives of the patients affected by this disease, he added.