Centre trains frontline workers

Health Watch

THE Covid-19 National Control Centre is providing training to frontline health workers responding to the Covid-19, National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning says.
In a statement, he said that the Health Department supported by the World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) had trained 5,116 health workers to respond to the Covid-19.
There will be trainings in districts on how to detect and test, conduct contact tracing, treating patients and building trust through communication.
A training of trainers will be held this week.
“Our health teams continue to ensure we have the knowledge and skills to manage this outbreak effectively,” Manning said.
“As long as the Covid-19 spreads globally, Papua New Guinea remains at risk so we should not let our guards down.” The centre will provide trainers from clinical management, surveillance, infection prevention and control, point of entry and quarantine, risk communication and community engagement. “It is important to train our health care workers to respond to the pandemic,” Manning said.