Project Component 2:
Comprehensive approach for training of tertiary level health facility in VL elimination strategy with emphasis on VL and PKDL cases management and referral
To aware teachers, doctors, managers of tertiary healthcare facilities on updated VL and PKDL case management and also on national kala-azar elimination programme facilities and also involve the dermatologists working in endemic areas on proper management of PKDL
Medical college hospitals, district hospitals and missionary hospitals from the endemic areas are covered under this component where cases are being treated. Missionary hospitals have been targeted in remote areas as these are the choice of service provider for marginalized tribal groups.
We are covering senior clinicians working in medicine, pediatrics, microbiology, community medicine and hospital managers (director and hospital super) of the medical colleges and tertiary level hospitals through a series of workshops. We are also providing training to front line clinicians of the medical colleges and tertiary level hospitals through the trainings. Indirectly, we hope to access far larger numbers of medical students and trainee specialists through cascade training as per usual teaching norms.
The component includes four major activities. These are:
- workshop with teachers and directors of medical colleges; consultants and hospital supers of the district and missionary hospitals
- training for frontline clinicians of medical colleges and medical officers of district and missionary hospitals
- training of the dermatologist working the in the endemic areas on modern management of PKDL
- maintaining an internet base platform on VL and PKDL for clinicians, medical students and those who are interested in this field