Center launches learning platform to combat COVID-19


NATIONAL | April 9, 2020:

The Center has announced the launch of a learning platform to combat COVID-19 for all front-line workers to equip them with the training and in coping with Pandemic.

The target groups for the platform, are Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Hygiene Workers, Technicians, Auxiliary Nursing Midwives, ANMs,  Central & State Govt. Officers, Civil Defence Officials, various Police Organisations, National Cadet Corpz, NCC, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, NYKS, National Service Scheme, NSS, Indian Red Cross Society, Bharat Scouts and Guides and other volunteers.

A Department of Personnel and Training release said appropriate training will also prepare them for the subsequent stages of the pandemic. By giving COVID 19 training to another potential second-line workforce, India will be better prepared for emergent situations.

The platform delivers curated, role-specific content, to each learner at his place of work or home and to any device of his choice. iGOT platform is designed to population scale and will provide training to around 1.50 crore workers and volunteers in the coming weeks.

To begin with, nine courses on iGOT have been launched on topics like Basics of COVID, ICU Care and Ventilation Management, Clinical Management, Infection Prevention through PPE, Infection Control and Prevention, Quarantine and Isolation, Laboratory Sample Collection and Testing, Management of COVID 19 Cases, COVID 19 Training.

The platform reflects the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'care for those who serve the nation' and boost their morale.  As a critical weapon in the arsenal of all front line COVID-19 healthcare warriors, their knowledge and capacity will help them and our nation win the battle against COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The first version of the platform is available with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and subsequent versions will support other browsers.