MSC stands for ethical clinical approach, teaching & practice of medicine contrary to corporate health.
Sessions are organized on latest approaches in clinical practice generally not well elaborated in standard college teaching, like critical care is discussed. Sometimes some simulated hands on training also done. The ethical approach through the approach of the pioneers is exemplified.
We involve good teachers & clinicians to organise coordinating sessions for medical, nursing & paramedic students. On one hand some latest approaches in clinical practice generally not well elaborated in standard college teaching, like critical care is discussed. Sometimes some simulated hands on training also done. The ethical approach through the approach of the pioneers is exemplified.
Even interaction is being worked out for postgraduate ethical doctors.
On the other hand we are trying to involve some like-minded medical institutions from primary, secondary to tertiary levels where we can provide guidelines of ethical practice, dependable healthcare in the real life clinical settings.
Nonformal Healthcare Providers
Primary Health Care Provider Course (PHCPC)
MSC WB took initiative to form a Central Course Conduction Committee (CCCC) to form a prospectus & syllabus. Primary Health Care Provider Course (PHCPC) was initiated around May 2017 in 5 rural centres of West Bengal as a one year course having fortnightly 5 hrs classes taken by doctors & nursing tutors, attended by around 450 students among Non-formal Healthcare Providers. Pupils have to pass a half yearly and an annual final exam conducted centrally by the CCCC (each having written, viva & practical). Convocation of successful students, including felicitation of reputed such Informal Care Providers from distant corners of the state has been initiated. After the 2nd such batch in 2018-2019, the 3rd batch now got stuck in the Covid-19 after their half yearly exam.
It has been our practical experience across the nation that Non-formal Healthcare Providers who are the persons of first contact are not included in any uniform training at any level, which gives them their discordant output. Their ongoing movement of over 3 decades has brought us close to Progressive Medical Practitioners’ Association of India (PMPAI) as fraternal organization.
It was our Vice President Dr. Tarun Mandal who as Member of Parliament, and Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare in Parliament who fought in 2011 and for the first time got ‘Non-formal Healthcare Providers’ mentioned in Parliametary proceedings, and thus ultimately in National Health Policy 2015 Draft.
In a 6.11.2015 circular, Go WB declared ‘enlistment of names’ to train as health care providers at the primary level for them in a small way. This PMPAI took up through an acute movement to have a reasonably detailed enlistment done. With no serious steps to form a syllabus to initiate training by Govt. MSC WB initiated an experiment in forming a training curriculum in a structured course pattern, much more organised than the informal classes they had been taking since decades. This took shape in the PHCPC which was well appreciated by all sections. Demand is generating to have this study in Hindi as well as other vernaculars. The WB State Government too was forced to hurriedly initiate some training as the presence of this course became a pressure.