Over 400 health workers trained on COVID-19

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

At least 500 health workers in the states and counties have been trained on coronavirus pandemic. 

The health personnel have been trained on infection prevention and control, usage of the personal protective equipment (PPE), how to isolate suspected cases and reporting, sample collection reporting and transportation of the sample that include the patients screening in the health facilities

Dr. Michael Mading, the Director General for Training and Professional Development at the Ministry of Health said that the training help Health care workers prevent themselves from the pandemic.

Currently, the country has 78 health workers diagnosed positive of the coronavirus.

Dr. Mading said the 500 trained health workers range from the national level to the State levels.

He said that such workers were also trained on case management of the COVID-19 including laboratory testing, how to report the results and contacts tracing for the coronavirus contacts.

“Comprehensively, it covered large topics including on psychosocial support for the patients, nutrition and children infected,” Dr. Mading said.

“We need to make sure that we conduct trainings at the counties and from counties to the payams and Bomas. This process is continuing to ensure the process cover large number of the health workers in the country,” Dr. Mading stated.  

He said that the risk communication was also busy sensitizing community leaders, traditional chiefs and locals on the pandemic.

“So that process is also part of the training to enlighten the communities on COVID-19 and it is a continuous process across the country,” Dr. Mading said.

Dr. Mading added that “the duration of training is seven days in each location in which Nimule, Yambio, Torit, Bor, Juba, Wau, Raja, Kwajok, Rumbek Aweil, Bentiu, Renk have already acquired the trainings.

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