NEW DELHI : The Delhi government and a leading medical knowledge platform have joined hands to provide free-of-cost online courses to Delhi government’s doctors to upgrade their medical skills.
This announcement has been made at a conclave in Delhi inaugurated by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
The Continued Medical Education (CME) platform Omnicuris has collaborated with the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) to provide free of cost online modules and courses to doctors of Delhi government to upgrade their medical skills.
The health minister said, "The best part of this CME platform is that a doctor does not have to travel far to attend the sessions or course. He can access the session by sitting at home and that too without paying for the service."
The minister suggested to have chapters on food, exercise, thought process and soft skills in the modules, saying that these are very important for a physician as well as a patient.
Dr Arun Kumar Gupta, president of DMC, said, "Now Delhi government doctors can update their knowledge and get credit points without moving physically.”
Dr Gupta stated, “Attending conventional CMEs takes a lot of travelling, time and money. We are providing this service free to all Delhi Government doctors.”
Dr Girish Tyagi, Registrar, DMC, pointed out, “Regular CME is an important requirement for doctors to help them stay abreast with the latest developments -- conceptual as well as technological -- in their fields.”
Dr Tyagi said, “However, for heavily loaded government doctors practicing in overcrowded public hospitals, attending regular CMEs becomes challenging.”
Omnicuris is a first-of-its-kind startup that took initiative in the country to provide online digital CME of all private and government doctors by taking advantage of advanced digital technology.