As part of its objective to enhance clinician skills, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) India in partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center – an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is considering to launch a flagship online course on diabetes management through its J&J Diabetes Institute. In addition, J&J Medical India offers educational grant for a Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM) created by PHFI in partnership with Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Education Academy (DMDEA), Chennai.
On the other hand, J&J’s Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE) has trained over 130,000 healthcare practitioners across various specialties, in order to help the surgeons and healthcare professionals in India to keep themselves updated with the emerging trends in medical and surgical care.
The state-of-the-art institute imparts `hands-on’ training to budding and practicing surgeons, gynecologists and paramedical staff with real life simulated situations to facilitate quality learning. The institute is planning to offer transformational curriculums to help the healthcare professionals in India to enhance their skills.
India has about 800,000 physicians with only 0.6 physicians per 1000 population. Moreover, the demand for well-trained physicians in India far outstrips the current supply especially as the country’s health challenges move from acute, communicable diseases to lifestyle related diseases.