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Online training platform- iGOT

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Online training platform- iGOT

What to study?

For Prelims: Key features of iGOT.

For Mains: Need for and significance of iGOT, concerns surrounding protection of frontline workers, ways to address them.

Context: The Department of Personnel and Training launches online training platform- iGOT in the fight against COVID-19. The platform is called iGOT — Integrated Government Online Training.

What is it for?

It offers online training for doctors, nurses, paramedics, hygiene workers, technicians, Auxiliary Nursing Midwives (ANMS), central & state govt. officers, civil defence officials, various police organisations, National Cadet Corps (NCC), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), National Service Scheme (NSS), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Bharat Scouts & Guides (BSG) and other volunteers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key features of the platform:

  • It is set to be hosted on the Human Resources Development Ministry’s DIKSHA platform.
  • The iGOT platform delivers curated, role-specific content, to each learner at their place of work or home and to any device of their choice.

The platform currently hosts nine courses on topics like:

  1. Basics of COVID.
  2. ICU Care and Ventilation Management.
  3. Clinical Management, Infection Prevention through PPE.
  4. Infection Control and Prevention.
  5. Quarantine and Isolation.
  6. Laboratory Sample Collection and Testing.
  7. Management of COVID 19 Cases.
  8. COVID 19 Training.

Need for and significance of this platform:

India’s first line of workers are already engaged in COVID-19 relief. But “a larger force will be needed to replace the first line” and to deal with “exponential or geometric increase” in COVID-19 positive cases in the subsequent stages of the pandemic.

Hence, the platform can be useful to combat COVID-19 for all front-line workers and equip them with the training and updates in coping with the pandemic. It provides a one-stop source to learn about critical areas and update their knowledge and capacity.

What is Diksha portal?

  • DIKSHA Portal is an initiative of HRD ministry for providing a digital platform to teacher to make their lifestyle more digital.
  • Diksha portal launched with a tagline “National Digital Infrastructures for Our Teacher Our Teacher”.
  • The portal will consist the whole teacher’s life cycle – from the time they were enrolled as student teachers in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) to after they retire as teachers.
  • Teacher can learn and train themselves for which assessment resources will be available.
  • It will help teachers boost their teaching skills and create their own profile with their skills and knowledge.

Insta Links:

Prelims Link:

  1. When and who launched Diksha portal?
  2. Targeted groups of iGOT and Diksha.
  3. Who are frontline workers in COVID 19 context?

Mains Link:

Discuss the features and significance of an Online training platform- iGOT launched recently by the Government of India.

Sources: pib.