PM launches crash-course program to train 1 lakh Covid-19 frontline workers

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Prime Minister has launched a “customized crash course programme for Covid-19 frontline workers”.

About the Crash Course Programme for Covid-19 Frontline Workers
  • Aim: The programme aims to create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector.
    • This will be done by providing fresh skills and upskills to over one lakh Covid warriors across the country.
  • Nodal Scheme: The course has been designed under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0.
Key Features of the Scheme
  • Firstly, the programme would be available at 111 training centers across 26 states in the country.
  • Secondly, the Covid warriors will be trained under six modules. These modules include:
    • Home Care Support
    • Basic Care Support
    • Advanced Care Support
    • Emergency Care Support
    • Sample Collection Support and
    • Medical Equipment Support.
  • Lastly, the trained workers will then assist doctors in the treatment of COVID 19 patients.

Source: India Today

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