Training

 

One of the primary mandates of the centre is to build capacities of human resources in the country in the area of substance use disorders. The centre has been involved in providing training to doctors and other categories of staff members since 1989. The centre has developed curricula, training schedules, modalities and resource materials for training of trainers, Medical Doctors (GDMOs), nurses and laboratory personnel. Till date about 65 courses for doctors have been organised, either at the premises of the centre or at various other sites in the country. Various manuals are available. The training programmes have been reviewed and modified through workshops of resource persons. Some of these training programmes were conducted as a part of the WHO (India) biennium activities. These are some of the training programmes organised by the centre in the recent past:

 

Training:

  • Training of Trainers programme for doctors on Substance Use Disorders, held at
    NDDTC, AIIMS, Oct 2005, Nov 2005, Dec 2005, Mar 2006, Sep 2006, Nov 2006, Mar 2007.
  • Training programme for nurses at NDDTC, AIIMS, October 2007
  • Training programme for doctors from Department of Community medicine from St. Stephens Hospital, New Delhi, November 2007
  • Training programme for doctors (Psychiatrists) working in government hospitals,
    Punjab, December 2007
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) working in state government
    hospitals / health centres, organised at District Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, March 2008, as part of the district based model project
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) working in state government
    hospitals / health centres, organised at District Morigaon, Assam, March 2008, as part of the district based model project
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) working in state government
    hospitals / health centres, organised at District Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, November 2008, as part of the district based model project
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) working in state government
    hospitals / health centres at various North-eastern states, organised at RIMS, Imphal, Manipur, December 2008, as a WHO Biennium activity
  • Training programme for paramedical staff (nurses, health workers, ASHA, ANMs, Anganwadi workers etc.) working in state government hospitals / health centres at Morigaon, Assam, January 2009, as part of the district based model project
  • Training programme for paramedical staff (nurses, health workers, ASHA, ANMs, Anganwadi workers etc.) working in state government hospitals / health centres at Meerut, UP, February 2009, as part of the district based model project
  • Training programme on Agonist maintenance (OST) for medical doctors and
    paramedical staff at the centre premises in Ghaziabad in March 2009.  The second course was held by RIMS, Imphal in collaboration with our centre in April 2009, as a WHO Biennium activity
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) working in state government hospitals / health centres at Srinagar Medical College, Srinagar in April 2009, as a WHO
    Biennium activity
  • Training programme for doctors (medical officers) and other paramedical staff working in various hospitals / health centres at and around Digboi, Assam, (organised at AOD Hospital Digboi) in April 2010
  • Training programme on OST with Buprenorphine for doctors (medical officers) and other paramedical staff working in various government hospitals as well as NGO (IDU TI) staff at five districts in Punjab (organised at Chandigarhin August 2010 and at Amritsar in October 2010)

·        Training of General Duty Medical Officers held from 28th March 2011 at NDDTC, AIIMS, funded by NFDAC, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.  

·        Training of students from Nepal, Mizoram and Punjab. 

·        One day orientation for Nursing students from Denmark, July 20, 2010. 

·        In-house training of Nurses on Comorbidity in Substance Abuse.December 9, 2010. 

  • Annual Day Symposium on  “ Linkages Between Government, NGO And Private Sector For Management Of Substance Use Disorders” held on 13th April 2011 at NDDTC, AIIMS.

 

·        One day Refresher Training on Opioid Substitution Treatment 11th Nov. 2011 at  Tihar Prisons

 

·        Training workshop on “Methadone Maintenance Treatment in India” organised by NDDTC, AIIMS, New Delhi in collaboration with UNODC ROSA , NDDTC, AIIMS, New Delhi , 31st Oct 2011 to 4 Nov 2011.

 

·        ‘Training  for Trainers’ Programme  of General Duty Medical Officers held from 28th March 2011-8th April, 2011, 12-24th Sept. 2011, 13th Feb.-25th Feb. 2012 at NDDTC, AIIMS, funded by NFCDA, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

·        Training  for Trainers’ Programme  of General Duty Medical Officers  funded by  NFCDA and organized by NDDTC, AIIMS at Chandigarh (August  17th-19th, 2011), Imphal (Nov. 21st, 2011), Ranchi (Dec. 5th-6th, 2011; Feb. 12th- 13th, 2012), Mumbai (Dec.1st-2nd, Feb. 22nd-23rd  ).

·        Training Programme for “Intervention for Street Children” for staff from NGOs on 29th April to 5th May 2011 at NDDTC, AIIMS 

  • Workshop on Practical approaches to the effective treatment of drug addiction in Asia in collaboration with Adelaide University in Hotel Claridges on 17th-19th October 2011.

 

  • Meetings for networking between GO, NGO and private de-addiction services conducted at NDDTC, Delhi on 12th August 2011, NIMHANS on 19th August 2011, KEM Mumbai 26th August 2011, RIMS Imphal 13th Sep. 2011.

 

Note: The resource persons for all these training programmes include the faculty and staff members of NDDTC. Faculty members from other institutes are also sometimes invited as resource persons for the training. 

Recently the centre has initiated a new project focused on training of doctors in the area of substance use disorders. The project envisages imparting training to at least one doctor in each of the district hospital in the country, so that more than 500 doctors of country will receive training over a period of three years. This project is being funded by the National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse (NFCDA), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Other institutes collaborating with NDDTC, AIIMS in this venture are:

  • Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi
  • Government Medical College (GMC), Chandigarh
  • KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangaluru
  • Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal

 

  

Besides these, the faculty from the centre has also been involved in providing training to doctors, nurses, project managers and counsellors from various other organisations. These include the NGOs supported by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, National Institute of Social Defence, Regional Resource and Training Centres, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, National AIDS Control Organisation, State AIDS Control Societies etc.

 

The centre has also produced resource material in the form of manuals for training. These manuals are distributed to the participants during training programmes. In addition these manuals are also available for free download.

 


 

The centre has been involved in providing training to doctors and other categories of staff members since 1989. The centre has developed curricula, training schedules, modalities and resource materials for training of trainers, Medical Doctors (GDMOs), nurses and laboratory personnel. Between January 1989 and March 2012, about 65 courses for doctors have been organised. Various manuals are available. The training programmes have been reviewed and modified through workshops of resource persons.

 

Most recently the centre carried out training programmes one for medical professionals from Bhutan from July 23 –August 4, 2012 and the other one for medical professionals from Bangladesh from September 24 –October 6, 2012