In a first, MBBS students in Chennai to turn COVID-19 warriors from Saturday- The New Indian Express

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CHENNAI: Standing as much as the problem, last 12 months MBBS college students will be part of the combat in opposition to COVID-19 in Chennai from Saturday. That is the primary time MBBS college students are being recruited for COVID-19 obligation in Tamil Nadu.

The Chennai Company had introduced the recruitment of 300 college students as trainee medical officers. Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi stated greater than 135 college students got here ahead on Friday and can take cost.

The roles of those college students will primarily be tele-counseling and information entry, however they might even be utilized in hospital obligation and coaching. Their month-to-month wage is Rs 40,000 and they are going to be on obligation for 3 months.

In an orientation programme held on the Ripon Buildings on Friday, Chennai Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi informed the scholars that they’ll work in two shifts, one from eight am to three pm, and the second shift from three pm to 10 pm.

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“I urge you all to be mentally ready for the COVID-19 obligation. You might be all medical doctors now,” he informed them, declaring that it was the primary time a civic physique had reached out to college students for COVID-19 work. About 150 college students had come together with their dad and mom to the counseling classes.

Dr Alby John, Deputy Commissioner, Well being, Chennai Company, throughout the coaching session, stated that the scholars should make calls to sufferers in dwelling quarantine and enquire about their SPO2 ranges, medication standing and comorbidities, amongst different issues.

He stated that the student-doctors can be posted within the tele-counseling centres at every of the 15 zones and it was their process to make sure a affected person will get a mattress.

“It’s important to make sure the affected person will get a mattress. If O2 ranges are lower than 90, it’s best to organize ambulances and refer them to COVID-19 hospitals,” he informed the scholars.

The scholars will even make sure that rubbish assortment and meals distribution to constructive sufferers occur commonly. “Generally, the sphere workers might not do their roles of accumulating rubbish and giving meals. So, if a affected person raises a criticism to you, pull the workers up and inform the authorities. Make sure the providers attain the affected person,” the Company Commissioner informed the scholar.

The scholars have been additionally taught in regards to the primary signs of COVID-19 and have been sensitized on strategy sufferers. They have been informed to not ignore even smaller signs like a gentle fever.

“As a health care provider, a gentle fever may be a small symptom for you however for a affected person it’s a enormous one. So, don’t ignore any signs they point out and discuss to them sensitively,” Dr. Alby John informed them.

The scholars have been additionally instructed to prescribe ORS Sachet blended with one litre of water for sufferers who face dehydration.

They have been additionally suggested to tell sufferers in regards to the Chennai Company’s GCC VIDMED app for 24×7 consultations and the emergency contact numbers of 044-25384520 and 044-46122300.

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