PHFI Training Division

Training Division at PHFI “Know COVID- NO COVID”

In the need for credible technical information about Covid-19, the Training Division at the Public Health Foundation of India conducts a series of e-workshops “Know COVID- NO COVID” to provide credible information on the pandemic- COVID-19 to various target audiences. The network of more than 28,500 Primary Care Physicians enrolled under different PHFI training courses were offered technical guidance through webinars along with the healthcare professionals from other national level organizations and state governments.

These e-workshops were conducted for the following groups:

  • e-workshop for PHFI network of Primary Care physicians (PCPs), PSUs, Medical Associations conducted in the month of April (2 series of 6 webinars each)
  • e-workshops for Healthcare workers comprising Physicians, Dentists, Allied Health Personnel and Nurses conducted in the month of April (1 series of 4 webinars)
  • e-workshop for Community conducted in the month of April (1 webinar)
  • In collaboration with Global Development Centre (GDC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), PHFI also conducted 4-series of webinars on COVID 19 including one on Occupational Health and Safety in times of COVID during the month of April-May-June for international participants from Asian & African Countries with different topics and themes during each webinar.
  • Webinar conducted for IRS Officers and other Employees of their Dept. in Delhi-NCR Region on Post COVID-19 Scenario.
  • e-Workshop Series on Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19: A Joint Initiative of PHFI and Lions Club of India through Lions Coordination Committee of India Association (LCCIA).
  • Webinar conducted for Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Fraternity on Post COVID-19 Scenario
  • Dekho Apna Desh: Unlocking travel & tourism safely & responsibly during COVID-19: A healthcare perspective webinar series hosted by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Public Health Foundation of India: The webinar was hosted by Ministry of Tourism and the typical viewership was more than 2000 people who registered live. People from more than 60 countries logged in for the webinar. The webinar sits as repository on the Ministry website allowing later viewing for thousands of people. Letter of Appreciation received form Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Webinar conducted for international healthcare professionals: e-Webinar Series on Clinical Management of suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases and co-morbidities: A Joint Initiative of Public Health Foundation of India and Lions Club of India through Lions Coordination Committee of India Association (LCCIA)
  • Webinar on e-Workshop Series on Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19 conducted for NHPC Healthcare Professionals in collaboration with NHPC Ltd.
  • Letter of Appreciation received from Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi for webinar conducted on Post COVID-19 Scenario in collaboration with IRS Family, Delhi-NCR region
Name of Webinar Dates Numbers trained
E-workshop for PHFI network of Primary Care physicians (PCPs)6th  to 11th  April
6 webinars
186
E-workshop for PCPs from PSUs & medical associations10th to 15th April – 6
Webinars
386
E-workshop for International participants15th to 18th April
4 webinars
234
E-workshops for Healthcare workers19th to 22nd April
4 webinars
261
E-workshop for Community14th April
1 webinar
206
E-workshop for International participants in collaboration with GDC and RIS25th to 28th April
4 webinars
338
E-workshop for International participants in collaboration with GDC and RIS on “Occupational health & safety in the context of COVID 19”9th to 13th May
5 webinars
217
E-workshop on COVID-19 for NTPC Health care personnel18th May to 21st May
4 webinars
237
E-workshop for International participants in collaboration with GDC and RIS on “Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19” 6th to 9th June
4 Webinars
175
Webinar on Post COVID-19 Scenario for IRS Officers and other Employees of their Dept. in Delhi-NCR Region13th June
1 Webinar
232
e-Workshop Series on Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19: A Joint Initiative of PHFI and Lions Club of India through Lions Coordination Committee of India Association (LCCIA)13th to 17th June
5 Webinars
317
Webinar on Post COVID-19 Scenario for Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Fraternity20th June
1 Webinar
271
Dekho Apna Desh: Unlocking travel & tourism safely & responsibly during COVID-19: A healthcare perspective webinar series hosted by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Public Health Foundation of India27th June
1 Webinar
850
e-Webinar Series on Clinical Management of suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases and co-morbidities: A Joint Initiative of Public Health Foundation of India and Lions Club of India through Lions Coordination Committee of India Association (LCCIA)11th to 12th July
2 Webinars
129
e-Workshop Series on Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19 for NHPC Healthcare Professionals13th to 16th July
4 Webinars
137

Other COVID-19 related activities:

  • Community Mobilization and Social Messaging (a series of simplified messages/ infographics based on authentic national and international technical guidelines in the context of COVID-19 is being regularly circulated to the 28,000 PCPs trained till now and put up on the PHFI App and our course websites
  • Association of Healthcare Providers (India) & the Training Division of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has extensively worked on and prepared a document titled – “Post Lockdown Lifting – Resumption of Hospital Services.”  This document provides a comprehensive set of action plans and key guidelines to be followed in the context of continuous hospital preparedness. It specifically addresses the action plan for resuming of services, in the safest and most effective manner to safeguard both patients and healthcare workers. Link to the document. https://phfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Post_Lockdown_Lifting-Resumption-of-Hosptial-Services-compressed.pdf
  • This document has been disseminated to various hospitals, Medical Associations and Primary Care Physicians both Private and Government across the country. Even International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) has added this document on their COVID resource page at https://www.isqua.org/covid19-research-page.html
  • Health and Safety Measures for Police Personnel on COVID-19: The document is prepared by the Training Division of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for Biju Patnaik State Police Academy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha which outlines the hazards associated with policing duty, the risks involved and the risk mitigation measures that should be followed to protect police personnel against COVID- 19. Download PDF

The live webinar series have Q&A rounds and the queries of the participants are answered by the Experts. A total of 1039 Healthcare professionals have been trained from across the country. Participants from National Health Mission, Government of Gujarat, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Meghalaya Diabetes association, Clinical Cardio Diabetic Society of India (CCDSI), Physicians Association of Navi Mumbai, National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited and various other organizations have been trained in these webinars.

The 4 International webinar series conducted in collaboration with Global Development Centre (GDC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), on COVID-19 and related topics was attended by more than 780 International Healthcare Professionals from 31 countries that include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA and Zambia.

For more information:

Dr Sandeep Bhalla
Director – Training
sandeep.bhalla@phfi.org

Dr Pushkar Kumar
Senior Public Health Specialist
Pushkar.kumar@phfi.org