Date posted: February 14, 2013

The Government of India guidelines on operationalization of Skills Lab for personnel providing RMNCH Services is released by Hon. Minister of Health on 7th of February 2013.

Comprehensive Skills Lab with skill stations are designed with the aim of acquisition and upgradation of the skills of health care providers to enhance their capacity to provide quality RMNCH services leading to the improved health outcomes.

A Skills Lab will comprise of skill stations where the trainees learn through practicing skills on mannequins, simulation exercises, demonstration videos and presentations. The basic objective is the reorientation of the personnel during inservice training and continuing medical education of health care providers for RMNCH services.

The skills lab will also be utilized to train and orient the students pursuing ANM, GNM and Midwifery courses. The certification will be based on the competencies acquired during the training. The Skills Lab will have dedicated trainers who provides on-site mentoring to ensure practicing of the skills and adherence to the technical protocols acquired by the trainees.

Download the guidelines : nhsrcindia


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