Union Government started training for Ebola Caregivers

Oct 20, 2014 15:30 IST

The Union Government on 19 October 2014 started a three-day training programme for Ebola caregivers in Delhi. The training is the part of emergency preparedness of Union Government.

Epidemiologists, microbiologists and nurses from the health facilities linked to all international Airports in the country to participate in the training.  

The aforesaid people are the first point of contact for any passenger coming from the affected countries.

During the training, medical experts are being taught how to use the protective gear to avoid contact with bodily fluids of Ebola patients.

Ebola spreads by direct contact with the blood, secretions and other bodily fluids of an infected living or dead person. The only way to check its spread in the country is by screening all travellers from affected countries thoroughly before letting them off.

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