Health Minister inaugurates Antara injectable contraceptive e-training module

Jaipur, September 10.Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma on Thursday inaugurated Antara Injectable Contraceptive e-training module specially prepared to maintain continuity of family welfare programmes during the corona period.

The Health Minister inaugurating the module in a state-level virtual programme organised at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) said that Antara Injectable e-training module has been developed to impart training at the remote areas. He said that service providers who are in the field can be easily trained through this module.

The Health Minister said that Antara injectable contraceptive was included in the methods of contraception in 2016 under the National Family Welfare Programme. The services of new Antara injectable contraceptive were started in July 2017 in Rajasthan. After the training of the service providers (doctors and nursing personnel), now these services are being provided up to the level of sub-centre. He said that till now 3.35 lakh women have adopted Antara contraceptive in the State.

Dr Sharma said that till now 229 service providers (doctors and nursing personnel) have been trained as Master Trainers from 2017 to 2021 through SIHFW. They have trained more than 3,000 doctors and 9,300 staff nurses and ANMs about Antara injectable contraceptive by imparting classroom training. He said for the first time in the country, SIHFW looking at Covid-19 pandemic developed Antara injectable e-training module to make the training smooth and effective. He said that such innovative experiments are the need of the hour.

Health Secretary Shri Siddharth Mahajan said that even during the corona period the department with the technical help made efforts to make every work easy. Technical help is being taken from DoIT for all works whether it is monitoring of beds in the hospitals or availability of oxygen cylinders and concentrators. He said that in the coming days training arrangements will be made simpler by adopting a model like e-module which will reduce the budget spent on traditional training.

SIHFW Director Dr OP Doria said that health personnel at remote villages can be trained through e-module. This e-module has 16 videos which have 15 training modules and one video is about the Antararaj app. It can be organised through distance mode (online training or video conferencing).

RCH Director Dr Laxman Singh Ola said that the objective of this module is to maintain uniformity and same quality of all training related to Family Welfare in the State and to make the online training more effective. He said that feedback of subject experts, trainers, beneficiaries, doctors and nursing staff was taken to prepare this module. There was continuous association of Project Director Family Welfare, SIHFW faculties and IPE-Global in making this module.

Additional Mission Director Shri Meghraj Singh Ratnu and other officers of the health department were present whereas all officers and personnel of medical institutions across the State remained connected through virtual medium.