PIMS staff trained on infection control

Staff also engaged in the response, management of novel coronavirus suspected patients

News Desk February 12, 2020

Amidst fears of the contagious Novel Coronavirus, the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Tuesday started training on infection prevention and control (IPC) and waste management for the medical and paramedic staff at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in Islamabad.

The training aims to enhance the skills and improve the capacity of Pims staff who are engaged in the response and management of novel coronavirus suspected patients. The training sessions will continue for two weeks and around 200 healthcare staff, working in different departments of Pims, will be trained under this initiative.

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National Institute of Health Executive Director Maj Gen Prof Aamer Ikram said the training aims to achieve the highest level of effectiveness in response to the novel coronavirus.

Moreover, he said, the training programme will serve to enhance the knowledge and practices about infection prevention and control, of all healthcare personnel working in hospital settings in the context of management of the cases suspected with coronavirus. 

Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2020.

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