Training module for doctors in rural areas in Meghalaya

Shillong: In a first in the Northeast, 60 government doctors serving in rural areas of Meghalaya will be trained by the faculty of GVK EMRI and Stanford University.

The training module, developed by GVK EMRI and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University, is exclusively developed to suit the needs of emergency patients in low resource settings which is a fact common fact in rural India, Associate Partner from GVK EMRI HyderabadDr Srinivasa Rao, told reporters here today.

The five-day training scheduled tomorrow in Shillong and next week in Tura will have 30 doctors in one batch.

Dr Rao said the participants will be trained on essentials of emergency medicine including initial evaluation and stabilization of patients.

While it takes three years to be an emergency specialist in the US, it would covered in a nutshell in five days here, Faculty at the Stanford University Dr Ayesha Khan, one of the trainers, said.

The cost of training for each participant is Rs 10,000 which the state government will bear.