Health officials undergo training at IIM-Shillong

Shillong, Dec 15 (PTI) With the aim to provide a patient-friendly and socially-proactive modern health care system in Meghalaya, some state health officials completed a one-month training at the IIM-Shillong today. The training programme focused on bringing healthcare officials together to learn how to make their projects more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, offiial sources said. Twenty health officers were initially divided in three batches with the training for the first batch having commenced on November 15 last. An IIM official told PTI, "The IIM (Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong) has agreed in principle to train 500 doctors of Meghalaya state health services over a period of three years." "In the end, the IIM and the government, target to regenerate the natural, social, human and financial capital for both short and long term prosperity," the official said. The practice-oriented 30 day-intensive training is aimed at preparing participants with a deeper understanding of the social and business consideration necessary for more successful management of healthcare infrastructure projects in the state under National Rural Health Mission. "Field Visit during the training helped the participants to see improvement that can be made in context of the inputs given in lectures, helped them to understand the improvement of functioning when participants go back to their work places," the official said. The training is supported by leading doctors from reputed hospitals in the country- Apollo Gleneage, Kolkata , Military Hospital, Shillong, NEIGRIMS, Shillong NEMCARE, Guwahati.