Pune: In a bid to impart more skill-based knowledge to auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), the second ‘skills mall’ was organised in the city recently at the Public Health Department.
The skills mall began with an interactive lecture on gestational diabetes. ANMs had an opportunity to learn life-saving skills in maternal and newborn health from experts and through demonstrations.
Dr Aniruddha Deshpande, Assistant Director, Training, Public Health Department, visited the mall.
“I appreciate the concept of skills mall. The demonstrations by subject experts followed by the reverse demonstration by participants will help enhance skills and competencies of ANMs,” said Dr Deshpande.
One of the participants said the life-saving skills included newborn resuscitation, management of complications during childbirth such as managing shoulder dystocia and breech delivery, management of obstetric hemorrhage, pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia.
ANMs across all blocks of Pune district participated in the mall.
The participants said, “This was a refresher course for us and such activity has merit for ANMs working in rural areas and should be held more often.”
The training programme was organised by the Foundation for Research in Community Health, Pune and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, in Shivajinagar.