Why homoeopaths denied admission to Bridge Programme on Certificate in Community Health?
Dr Mansoor Ali
Many state governments like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura started admission to Bridge Programme on Certificate in Community Health under National Health Mission programme – that offers immense job opportunity and knowledge enhancement for the new generation doctors.
Currently, the basic qualification is BAMS and BSc Nursing only.
Let us hope CCH and Ministry of Ayush will initiate immediate action in this matter to include BHMS as one of the basic qualifications.
Candidates who successfully complete this course will be posted at Sub Centers as Community Health Officers (CHOs) to lead a primary health care team.
State Health & Family Welfare Society, Government of Tripura on behalf of National Health Mission invites the candidates of 360 positions who are willing and enthusiastic to serve the community at Sub‐Centre which will functional as Health & Wellness Centre.
To bringing health care services to the doorsteps of the community candidate will go through a 6‐Months Certificate Course on Community Health
This Course is part of an initiative under the National Health Mission to strengthen Sub‐ Centers as Health & Wellness Centers (H&WCs) for improved implementation of public health programme and to enable comprehensive primary health care service delivery, including disease prevention and health promotion.
Candidates will get TA / DA & remuneration during the course period subject to the approval of GOI.
The qualified candidates who complete the Certificate Course on Community Health will be appointed as Community Health Officer at Health Sub Centre level with pay of per month Rs. 25,OOO/‐ as salary/remuneration and there is a provision Performance incentive of Rs. 15000/‐pm maximum.
National Health Mission will provide support for boarding and lodging, IGNOU course fees, transport for practicum, and other training-related costs during the training period.
The in‐service Candidates if selected will be paid remuneration as per existing salary or above-mentioned pay whichever is higher,
The educational program consists of four basic training sessions, each four weeks long and followed by a field component in the CHA’s village clinic. The curriculum includes the knowledge and skills necessary to provide acute care for common medical problems, emergency care, follow-up care for patients with chronic illnesses, and preventive services including prenatal and well-child care. The training also includes state-approved emergency care courses, completion of a skills checklist, a supervised clinical preceptorship, and passing the CHP statewide examination.
CCH and Bridge Course on Community Health
As per the decision of CCH on 10.01.2018 and 12.03.2018 – Central council of Homoeopathy rejected the proposal of National Health Mission stating that training should be restricted to Homoeopathy practice only. That may be the reason only BAMS and Bsc Nursing are included as a basic qualification.