Delhi Medical Council to offer free online courses to Delhi govt doctors to upgrade medical skills

Delhi Medical Council to offer free online courses to Delhi govt doctors to upgrade medical skills

New Delhi, August 7: Delhi government has joined hands with a leading knowledge platform to offer free-of-cost online courses to government doctors to upgrade their medical skills, officials said on August 6.

“Leading online Continued Medical Education (CME) platform Omnicuris has collaborated with the Delhi Medical Council to provide free of cost online modules and courses to doctors of Delhi government to upgrade their medical skills,” a senior official was quoted as saying by a news agency.

The announcement from the Delhi government side was made by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain at a conclave in Delhi.

“The best part of this CME platform is that you don’t have to travel far to attend the sessions. A doctor can access the session by sitting at home and that also without paying for it,” Jain said at the conclave.

A statutory body constituted in September 1998, Delhi Medical Council (DMC) is empowered to regulate the practice of modern scientific system of medicine in Delhi.

As part of the course, the Delhi Health Minister suggested to include chapters on food, exercise, thought process and soft skills in the modules, and said these are important for a doctor as well as a patient.

“Now doctors of Delhi government can update their knowledge and get credit points without moving physically. In an era of rapidly advancing medical science, it is of utmost importance to keep your knowledge updated,” Dr Arun Kumar Gupta, president of the DMC, said.

Gupta said that attending conventional CMEs takes a lot of travelling, time and money, but now, the service is being provided free to all doctors.

Launched in 2016, Omnicuris is offering free-of-cost courses in 10 specialties across medicines, and has partnerships with over 35 medical associations. And over lakh doctors have accessed online CME modules offered by it.