COMSATS in collaboration with WHO conducts virtual trainings on telehealth

Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSR&C), Government of Pakistan, have conducted 5-day virtual training for the country’s doctors and the paramedics staff.

COMSATS in collaboration with WHO conducts virtual trainings on telehealth

Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSR&C), Government of Pakistan, have conducted 5-day virtual training for the country’s doctors and the paramedics staff.

These trainings with cover virtual teachings on Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health (SRH) for Telemedicine providers that are the phase-doctors.

The training successfully concluded in Islamabad in presence of Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS; Dr. Palitha Mahipala, WHO Country Representative in Pakistan; and Director General Health at MoNHSR&C.

S.M Junaid further said: “Telemedicine is the need of the hour and COMSATS offers its technical support and experience for reinforcement of this healthcare tool in Pakistan.”

Dr. Palitha regarded the present training important in underscoring several aspects and concepts of maternal health and childcare which is recently compromised due to the pandemic-COVID-19.

Dr. Safi suggested that telemedicine could assist in addressing the rifts in the healthcare systems which are presently under crisis due to coronavirus pandemic.

The CEO of Sehat Kahani Dr. Sarah Zia and the Program Manager Health at HDF Dr. Robina Shaheen, also put forth their opinion, positive feedback and personal experiences regarding the training through virtual means at the concluding session.

The first phase of the virtual trainings, took place with some crucial health protocols regarding coronavirus , it impressed knowledge to doctors who supply Telehealth services of COMSATS, Sehat Kahani and Human Development Foundation (HDF).

Professionals who conveyed and conducted the training sessions belonged to WHO, Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital in Karachi, M/O NHSR&C, Health Services Academy, and COMSATS, Islamabad.

The training revived the participants’ knowledge and grasp on typical concepts, complex techniques in the SRH and did a short recap refresher of the older ones still in use.

Development on its competitive advantage of having an ISP, COMSATS is the foundation in the field of Telehealth in Pakistan.

COMSATS Telehealth has since facilitated around 70,000 patients, in 17 rural areas of Pakistan, in specialties like Antenatal care, Dermatology, Gynecology, ultrasounds and outpatient care.

The output of the training conducted are expected to be more consolidated solely based on the feedback of the beneficiaries and the trainers to make future interventions even more efficient.

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