13 September 2019 | News
Obstetrics and Gynaecology to get a boost through ‘Connect’
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In a unique initiative, an online learning program, Connect, has been launched to accelerate specialised knowledge and skills enhancement amongst the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in India, by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), in partnership with DocMode.
The platform will offer continued e-learning for medical practitioners on the innovative and significant development in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, facilitating secure women healthcare delivery in India.
“The country still has a maternal mortality ratio of about 174 per 100,000 live births and most of the cases are attributed to complications during labour and childbirth. The quality of care before, during and after birth can considerably reduce the ratio in developing nations. Under our theme-We for Stree – Safer, Stronger, Smarter; Connect is a step towards imparting knowledge and skills for better healthcare outcome in women across India,” said Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, President, FOGSI.
Further speaking Dr. Palshetkar stated that “coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is a success.”
Connect is part of E-Pathshala, a digital learning initiative of FOGSI, to promote online teaching by eminent senior and respected teachers from premier academic institutes all over India.
“The association will create a massive resource of continuing education provided by leading experts from FOGSI. It will generate one central hub of knowledge for physicians to access the latest advances and extensive training regardless of geographical location,” said Hans Lewis, Founder and CEO, DocMode.
On the outreach of the association, Paulson Paul, Founder and COO, DocMode, said: “We provide authoritative, comprehensive and interactive learning programmes for health professionals across the world. The association will go a long way in broadening knowledge, advancing excellence and enhancing coverage for health outcomes.”
The live lectures will be available on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Each lecture spans 60 minutes of which 15 minutes will be meant for question and answer session.
Doctors who are unable to attend the live lectures need not worry as they can later attend the archive lecture and get accounted for one Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ICOG) credit point.