The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has placed healthcare workers (HCWs) at an unprecedented occupational risk of morbidity and mortality. This joint online event on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day 2020, aims to highlight, understand, and move towards addressing the occupational safety and health status of nurses in India.
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The webinar will be held 17th September 2020, from 15:00-17:00 India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). Interpretation will be available in Hindi, Marathi, and Kannada.
The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has placed healthcare workers (HCWs) at an unprecedented occupational risk of morbidity and mortality: lack of or inadequate PPE, exposure to infected patients, work overload, poor infection control, makes them extremely vulnerable to occupational Covid-19 infection. While some of the problems and challenges that health-workers face today are specific to the Covid-19 pandemic, many are pre-existing issues that have been exacerbated by it.
The year 2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the International Year of Nurses and Mid-wives, to highlight their contributions, their work and working conditions, the issues and challenges they face. The Occupational Safety and Health of this workforce are of particular concern due to their work context, as well as because they have implications controlling the pandemic in particular, and in general for patient safety.
In this context, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan Delhi (JSA Delhi), Public Health Resource Society (PHRS), Public Services International (PSI), World Health Organisation (WHO) India Office, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are jointly hosting an online event on Occupational Health and Safety of Nurses in India, on the occasion of Patient Safety Day 2020, to highlight, understand, and move towards addressing the occupational safety and health status of nurses in India.
Jibin TC, United Nurses Association (UNA) National Working Secretary
Manisha Gupta, All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF)
Himanshu Bhushan, Advisor & Head, PHA Division, National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC)
James Buchan, Editor-in-Chief Human Resources for Health and Senior Consultant WHO
Srinath Reddy, National Human Rights Commission Core Group on Health
Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Senior Specialist on Occupational Safety & Health, International Labour Organisation (ILO) Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) for South Asia
Arati Verma, FICCI Health Services Committee and Vice President-Quality, Max Healthcare
Kate Lappin, Regional Secretary for the Asia Pacific region, Public Services International (PSI)