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PGI-Chandigarh to conduct 10-day capacity building for SAARC health professionals

SAARC health professionals

With an objective to disseminate the best and replicable practice on COVID-19 so that countries could make a roadmap to tackle the crisis, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh would soon conduct a programme to train SAARC health professionals.

The 10-day capacity building online programme will be organised by the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, as per an IANS report.

The institute has been selected by the Ministry of External Affairs to hold the programme where healthcare professionals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles and Sri Lanka would learn about the experiences of India to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

PGI Director Jagat Ram underscored the importance of this flagship program in this challenging situation where all countries across the globe are struggling to find the solutions to address COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the program initiated by Sonu Goel, Professor, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, would help SAARC countries to effectively plan and manage the corona situation.

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