Hubei begins to train public health workers

BEIJING: Public health workers in Hubei province, the area hardest hit by the novel coronavirus in China, started participating in a weeklong training session to improve their abilities in prevention and control of the virus.
The training, organized by the National Health Commission and Hubei’s COVID-19 epidemic control headquarters, is also aimed at fostering a team of talent in the province capable of providing improved overall health services to meet the increasing demand from the public in the long run.
The training will cover staff from various levels of public health service providers in Hubei, ranging from officials at the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention to grassroots public health workers at community hospitals and township health centers, according to the commission.
Yu Xuejun, vice-minister of health, said the training, which lasts a week, will focus on COVID-19 control and prevention but will also include control and prevention of other diseases.
In particular, the training will be integrated with the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic control efforts in Hubei so public health workers across the province will be more prepared to cope with epidemic risks, restoration of production and the return of migrant workers, he said.
Meanwhile, disease control and prevention staff from other parts of China who are in Hubei to help fight the epidemic will also provide tailored training to local staff.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item