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DoPT launches digital learning platform to train COVID-WARRIORS
DoPT launches digital learning platform to train COVID-WARRIORS

DoPT aims to equip the front-line workers, including doctors, nurses and health care workers, with quality training and updates to cope up with the Pandemic.

09 April 2020 Current Affairs:The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, is to launch "iGOT platform," a learning platform to combat COVID-19 for all front-line workers. The digital platform to train all healthcare people who fight against coronavirus in India.

DoPT's iGOT platform:
♦ DoPT aims to equip the front-line workers, including doctors, nurses and health care workers, with quality training and updates to cope up with the Pandemic.
♦ The guidelines are made available in https://igot.gov.in.
♦ The move is to provide appropriate training to them for the subsequent stages of the pandemic and training to other potential second line workforce so that the country can be better prepared for the emergent situations.
♦ The platform delivers curated and role-specific content, to each learner/user at his place of work or home in any device of the choice. 

Who are the front-line workers?
The front-line workers and the target group of people are the Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Hygiene Workers, Technicians, Auxiliary Nursing Midwives (ANMs), Central & State Government Officers, Police Organisations, National Cadet Corps (NCC), Civil Defence Officials, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Bharat Scouts & Guides (BSG), National Service Scheme (NSS), and other volunteers who participate in the fight against COVID-19.

What are the topics?
♦ iGOT platform has been designed to population scale and will provide training and benefit around 1.50 crore workers and volunteers. 
♦ Initially, 9 courses on iGOT platform have been launched on topics like Basics of COVID, ICU Care and Ventilation Management, Clinical Management, Infection Prevention through Personal protective equipment (PPE), Infection Control and Prevention, Quarantine and Isolation, Laboratory Sample Collection and Testing, Management of COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Training.
♦ COVID-WARRIORS can learn about the ways to respond to the prevailing and emergent situations, by keeping themselves updated in a real-time manner. 
♦ The platform can be accessed by following an easy to use manual for desktop and mobile versions, thereby making it accessible for all.