Manipal Hospitals, a multi-speciality healthcare provider in India, has trained Ghanaian medical practitioners under its Master Medics Programme to improve the quality of referral hospitals globally.
The Master Medics Programme, launched as part of activities to commemorate International Nurses Day, is an initiative to improve the quality of standards of referral hospitals along with patient-centred outcomes to enhance medical services through experience and expertise.
A statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the need for quality healthcare services had become a major area of concern over the last two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Programme would, however, help the hospital align its commitment to offering equitable, affordable, and quality patient care, it said.
The Master Medics Programme, which was held via zoom saw over 1000 medical practitioners from Ghana and other countries participate in the meeting.
Mr Karthik Rajagopal, Chief Operating Officer, Manipal Health Enterprises, said, it was very important to train the medical team to be well-equipped with the latest technologies coming into the healthcare space.
He said the Programme would not only prepare the experts but also other medical staff members to tackle any situation and cater for the needs of patients in the best possible way as well as empower staff members to improve their domain knowledge and streamline the hospital process, the statement said.
Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, President, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), who spoke during the session said the need for proper alignment of healthcare services had become significant due to the adverse effect of the pandemic in different areas of the healthcare sector.
“The Programme focuses not only on improving the clinical outcomes but also work on cost and time reduction, along with waste management,” she said.
Mrs Ofori-Ampofo explained that the programme would help medical experts and staff get a platform to learn the importance of various medical focus areas, which included infection control, basic hospital policies, and procedures.
“At the same time, it covers basic nursing training that includes knowledge of hand hygiene practices, needle stick injuries, BMW training, and safe infusion practices,” she added.
It said these initiatives would not only groom the nurses to deal with any complicated circumstance but also improve their skills in catering for the needs of the patients.
Manipal Hospitals is India’s second-largest multi-speciality healthcare provider, treating over four million patients annually. It provides comprehensive, curative, and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe.
Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out-of-hospital care.