Assam: Safe abortion training for medical staff in districts

The state government is in the process of training medical officers and nursing staff on comprehensive abortion care in different districts to ensure women have access to safe abortion by trained medical staff.

The state government has set up centers in 23 districts where 65 gynaecologists are engaged in imparting training to medical officers (MBBS doctors) and nursing staff. While doctors are being trained for 12 days, nurses have a shorter training duration of six day. So far, 426 doctors have been trained under this programme. Ipas Development Foundation, a global organization, is providing technical support to the state government in this initiative.