Mumbai’s PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre recently organised its 14th Infectious Disease Certificate Course (IDCC) with an aim to equip medical professionals with effective management of infectious diseases.

The course, which was organised from September 11 to 16, helped medical professionals analyse the latest information and developments associated with the diagnosis and management of various infectious diseases.

IDCC was focused on infectious diseases like tuberculosis, HIV, pneumonia, hepatitis A to E, etc. Panel discussions with interactive sessions led by experts on topics ranging from ICU infections, infection control, adult immunisation, etc, were held during the six-day programme.

A multidisciplinary approach is needed to understand the requirements for infectious diseases control at a community level. PD Hinduja Hospital and MRCs IDCC is designed to train post-graduate students in the principles and practice of infectious diseases & microbiology, including anti-microbial resistance and update them on the latest developments in the area of infection control, said Dr Rajeev Soman, Consultant Infectious Disease Physician, PD Hinduja Hospital.

More than 130 medical professionals from across India attended the course.

Dr Camilla Rodrigues, Consultant Microbiologist and Chairperson Infection Control Committee, PD Hinduja Hospital said, Infectious diseases (ID) remain one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in India and across the world. The objective of our annual IDCC course is to provide comprehensive knowledge on basic microbiology, disease transmission process, principles of epidemiology, current evidence-based infection control principles and practices and enhance skills of post-graduates in both medical and microbiology.

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